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Treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Treatment List for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Spinal Muscular Atrophy includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

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Hospital statistics for Spinal Muscular Atrophy:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Spinal Muscular Atrophy:

  • 0.0003% (43) of hospital consultant episodes were for infantile spinal muscular atrophy type 1 or Werdnig-Hoffman in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for infantile spinal muscular atrophy type 1 or Werdnig-Hoffman required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for infantile spinal muscular atrophy type 1 or Werdnig-Hoffman were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for infantile spinal muscular atrophy type 1 or Werdnig-Hoffman were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for infantile spinal muscular atrophy type 1 or Werdnig-Hoffman required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Discussion of treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy:

Treatment of all forms of SMA is symptomatic and supportive and includes treating pneumonia, scoliosis, and respiratory infections, if present. Also, physical therapy, orthotic supports, and rehabilitation are useful. Genetic counseling is imperative. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spinal Muscular Atrophy Information Page: NINDS)

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