The activity of the Unit is aimed at the diagnosis, care and study of patients with rare neuromuscular diseases. These diseases are among the rare, the most frequent of all. Almost all diseases are genetically determined. Our Center, one of the few in Italy that specializes in treating these patients, has the peculiarity to assist both in terms of outpatient and day hospital is under the diagnostic laboratory by analysis of peripheral nerve and muscle biopsy. The Centre receives many patients and biopsies from other sites in hospitals throughout the country.
The Unit is ISO 9001 certified since August 2002 for: “Design and provision of diagnostic services and morphological research in the context of rare neuromuscular diseases in inpatient, outpatient and in agreement to third parties. Managing a Bank of muscle tissue, peripheral nerve and DNA”.
Assistant Neurologist at Unità Operativa Malattie Neuromuscolari, Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena IRCCS, Università di Milano: laboratory activity for both diagnosis and research in the field of neuromuscular disorders (light and electron microscopy). Also, in the neurological Unit: In-patient Department, Out-patient Department for both general neurology and specific neurological fields (second-level), Emergency Room (12 hours active shifts).