Modern management of spinal muscular atrophy.

Abstract

Spinal muscular atrophy is an incurable disease with a frequency of 8 per 100,000 live births. The disease gene, survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1), was identified with a disease modifying gene, SMN2. There is a high mortality rate in infancy and severe morbidity in childhood. Management depends on treating or preventing complications of weakness and… (More)

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@article{Iannaccone2007ModernMO, title={Modern management of spinal muscular atrophy.}, author={Susan T. Iannaccone}, journal={Journal of child neurology}, year={2007}, volume={22 8}, pages={974-8} }