Spinal muscular atrophy type 2
Other Names for this Disease
- Dubowitz disease
- Muscular atrophy, spinal, infantile chronic form
- Muscular atrophy, spinal, intermediate type
- SMA II
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tremor of the fingers, breathing issues, feeding difficulties and skeletal abnormalities (such as scoliosis and hip dislocation). SMA II is caused by changes (mutations) in the SMN1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Treatment is symptomatic.Spinal muscular atrophy type 2 (SMA II) is an inherited condition that affects the muscles. It is characterized primarily by muscle weakness that develops in children between ages 6 and 12 months. Affected children can sit without support; however, they cannot stand or walk unaided. Other signs and symptoms may include a
Last updated: 3/25/2015
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- Families of SMA has created a booklet entitled Understanding SMA that is intended to serve as a source of information and support for children and adults with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
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