CERCA (Caribbean Center for rare Muscular and Neuromuscular Diseases)
is the following step after a Neuromuscular Center created in 1993. The CERCA has been successfully graduated (2006) as one of the only 11 French National Reference Centers
dedicated to rare either muscular or neuromuscular disorders. In 2011, CERCA has been confirmed
as one of the major French Center by a National Evaluation by the French Health Authorities. CERCA is based at the University Hospital of Martinique
(CHU de Martinique) taking care of patients from the French Caribbean Islands (including Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barth) as well as French Guyana, St-Lucia, Dominica and beyond. The coordinator is Dr Rémi BELLANCE, MD
, who acts as Neurologist and Neuropathologist.