11 Fast Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy


How much do you know about spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)? It’s a genetic disease that progressively weakens the muscles of babies and small children which can lead to problems with walking, swallowing and breathing. Often babies are born healthy with no visible signs of the disease. It’s only when they fail to meet developmental milestones like supporting their head, rolling, and crawling do parents and doctors realize something’s wrong.

To help raise awareness of the disease, we’ve put together some fast facts to help you better understand SMA using information from SMA Australia and Fight SMA.

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