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Adult SMA

Adult SMA: Introduction

A rare, progressive neuro-muscular disease that occurs in adults. Nerve cells in the spinal cord are impaired resulting in loss of voluntary muscle control in various parts of the body. The lack of use of the muscle results in atrophy or weakness. Progression and prognosis is difficult to determine as individuals are affected to varying degrees. The condition is also called bulbospinal muscular atrophy and Kennedy's disease. ...more »

Symptoms of Adult SMA

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Causes of Adult SMA

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Disease Topics Related To Adult SMA

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Adult SMA: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Adult SMA

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Adult SMA: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Adult SMA

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Adult SMA: Animations

Prognosis for Adult SMA

Prognosis for Adult SMA: Poor. Commonly death within 5 years.

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Statistics for Adult SMA

Adult SMA: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Adult SMA:

Adult SMA is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Adult SMA, or a subtype of Adult SMA, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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