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What is Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form?

What is Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form?

  • Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form: 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.

Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form: Introduction

Types of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form:

Broader types of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form:

How serious is Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form?

Prognosis of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form: The condition progresses slowly.

What causes Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form?

Causes of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form: see causes of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form

What are the symptoms of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form?

Symptoms of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form: see symptoms of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form

Onset of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form: adulthood - between 20 and 60 years of age

Can anyone else get Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form?

More information: see contagiousness of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form
Inheritance: see inheritance of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form

Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form: see treatments for Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form

Name of Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form

Main name of condition: Spinal muscular atrophy, Adult form

 

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