[A rare cause of respiratory failure in infants: distal spinal-muscular atrophy 1 (DSMA1 or SMARD1)].

Distal spinal-muscular atrophy 1 (DSMA1) or spinal-muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1 (SMARD1) is a rare neuromuscular disorder resulting from IGHMBP2 mutations. It is an autosomal recessive disease. We present the case of a 1-year-old girl admitted for respiratory failure associated with pneumonia. Right hemidiaphragmic elevation on the… CONTINUE READING