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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Gregory L. Holmes

in Pediatric Neurology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394580
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322923 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394580.003.026

Series: What Do I Do Now?

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

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This is one of the most devastating conditions to affect young children. The child is typically floppy, with absent reflexes. When suspected, the diagnosis can be confirmed through genetic testing.

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Subjects: Neurology

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