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National Pediatric Myoclonus Center
P.O. Box 19643
Springfield, IL 62794-9643
The National Pediatric Myoclonus Center (NPMC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the best care possible for children with myoclonus, a neurological movement disorder characterized by sudden, involuntary contractions of skeletal muscles. Such care includes making the correct diagnosis, searching for all reversible (curable) causes, making the best drug treatments available, providing information about myoclonus, obtaining psychological and emotional support for the children and their families, and bringing them together with other similar families. Established in 1990, NPMC also wishes to increase awareness among federal, private, and pharmaceutical agencies. Experts from various disciplines perform electrical brain wave studies, tests of mental function, blood tests, eye examinations, analysis of the chemicals in spinal fluid, x-ray studies of brain structure and other studies to better understand this disorder.
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