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What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I?

What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I?

A type of spinal muscular atrophy which is a progressive genetic motor neuron disease involving the nerves and muscles. The condition is relatively ...more »

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: Type of SMA, a genetic motor neuron disease affecting nerves and muscles.

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.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: Introduction

Types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I:

Broader types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I:

Who gets Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I?

Patient Profile for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: Starts in a fetus during pregnancy.

How serious is Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I?

Prognosis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: Poor. Death usually by 2 years.
Complications of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: see complications of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I

What causes Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I?

Causes of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: see causes of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I

What are the symptoms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I?

Symptoms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: see symptoms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I

Complications of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: see complications of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I

Onset of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: birth or by 2 years of age

Can anyone else get Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I?

More information: see contagiousness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I
Inheritance: see inheritance of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I.
Treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: see treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I
Research for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: see research for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I

Society issues for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I


Hospitalization statistics for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I:

  • 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)
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Organs Affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I:

Organs and body systems related to Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I include:

Name and Aliases of Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I

Main name of condition: Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I

Class of Condition for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: genetic autosomal recessive

Other names or spellings for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I:

SMA type I, Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, Infantile spinal muscular atrophy, Spinal muscular atrophy 1, SMA, infantile acute form, Muscular atrophy, infantile, SMA1, Hoffman (J.) I syndrome, spinal muscular atrophy infantile, SMAI

Werdnig-Hoffman disease, HMN (hereditary motor neuropathy) proximal type 1, Infantile spinal muscular atrophy type 1 Source - Diseases Database

Muscular atrophy, infantile, SMA, infantile acute form, SMA1, Spinal Muscular Atrophy 1
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I: Related Conditions

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