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Newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy leads to earlier treatment

Medical News   |   23 January 2023
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Screening infants for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) shortly after birth, along with early access to treatment, results in better movement ability in affected children, including the ability to walk, compared with children diagnosed after symptom onset.

SMA is a rare genetic disease characterised by progressive muscle weakness, leading to significant...

          

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