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Infantile Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Infantile spinal muscular atrophy - Better Health Channel -open

Infantile spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an inherited genetic condition and is also known as Werdnig-Hoffman disease. The nerve cells that service the muscles don't work properly, causing muscle weakness and withering. There is no cure. Treatment can ease complications including pneumonia and breathing difficulties. A child with SMA rarely lives beyond three years.

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Infantile_spinal_muscular_atrophy?open


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