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Spinal muscular atrophy 1

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Muscular atrophy, infantile
  • Proximal spinal muscular atrophy, type 1
  • SMA, infantile acute form
  • SMA1
  • Werdnig Hoffmann disease
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  • My brother and sister both died of Werdnig Hoffmann disease. I am now married with 4 children of my own. Is there a genetic test for me to see if I carry this gene and could have passed it on to my kids? Click here for answer

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Muscular atrophy, infantile
  • Proximal spinal muscular atrophy, type 1
  • SMA, infantile acute form
  • SMA1
  • Werdnig Hoffmann disease
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.