Finkle type spinal muscular atrophy is a form of SMA that develops in adulthood as opposed to childhood. Dr. Richard Finkle was the first physician to describe the condition in 1962 and the disease took his name.
Signs of the disease are cramping in the limb and stomach muscles, leg muscle weakness, involuntary twitching or muscle contractions, and a protruding abdomen which can lead to problems with the bowel and bladder. Some Finkle type SMA patients may also experience difficulty swallowing. Find out more about Finkle type SMA here.
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