11 Fast Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy


  • Approximately every seven hours, a child is born with SMA somewhere in the world.
  • Children with SMA are prone to infections so good hygiene practices are needed by family, friends and caregivers.
  • SMA does not affect intelligence and children and adults with SMA often go on to do very well academically.

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