Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) diagnosis, treatment

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) diagnosis, treatment

What is spinal muscular atrophy? Spinal muscular atrophy or SMA is a group of hereditary diseases which progressively destroys motor neurons and cause muscle wasting. Reflexes are absent as connection from spinal cord is poor. Brain and muscles are normal. SMA is a lower motor neuron lesion. In spinal cord degeneration of alpha motor neurons…