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Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I

Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: Introduction

A type of spinal muscular atrophy which is a progressive genetic motor neuron disease involving the nerves and muscles. The condition is relatively rare and is characterized by muscle weakness which leads to structural deformities and loss or reduced capability of normal body movements. SMA type I is the most debilitating form as muscular weakness is evident at birth and diagnosis usually occurs within the first three months. Also called Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease or infantile SMA. ...more »

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Prognosis for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: Poor. Death usually by 2 years.

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