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Association Of Severity Of Spinal Muscular Atrophy With The Loss Of Naip Gene, Ravindra N. Singh Dec 2005

Association Of Severity Of Spinal Muscular Atrophy With The Loss Of Naip Gene, Ravindra N. Singh

Ravindra Singh

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a devastating genetic disorder of children and infants. Based on the onset and
severity of disease, SMA patients are grouped into three types. SMA type I is the most severe and the most
frequently occurring form in which patients die before the age of two years. SMA type II is of intermediate severity in
which patients survive longer than two years, but may die before they reach the age five years. SMA type III is less
frequent disease in which patients may live well into their adulthood. All three forms of SMAs are associated with ...