It affects motor neurons in the spinal cord, resulting in weakness of the muscles used for movement.
Something we never before have been able to say about a child with SMA Type 1.
When symptoms start The symptoms of type 2 SMA usually begin when a baby is between 7 and 18 months old.
However, multiple treatments are available to help slow the progression of the disease, relieve symptoms, and manage potential complications.
Copy Number Variations in the Survival Motor Neuron Genes: Implications for Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Type 2 Type 2 SMA is also known as Dubowitz disease or intermediate SMA.
Neuromuscular disorders : NMD.
The cause of death is usually respiratory failure.