Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Manage Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

Stephen L. Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD

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May 16, 2019

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal-recessive disorder that affects lower motor neurons, causing progressive weakness and muscle wasting. SMA affects approximately 1 in 6000 to 1 in 10,000 live births; 1 in 50 people is a genetic carrier for the disease.

Although there is no definitive cure for SMA, medications and surgical and nonsurgical interventions are available to slow disease progression and ease symptoms. Are you familiar with the current medical and surgical treatment recommendations for SMA? Check your knowledge with our short quiz.

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