A Look At the Different Types of SMA

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It’s important to continue to raise awareness of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and of course, to raise money for vital research into improving treatment, better understanding of the disease, and working towards finding a cure.

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There are many different types of SMA ranging from mild to extremely severe and terminal. While most types of SMA typically affect children from birth, there are some types of the condition which do not present symptoms until adulthood.

This infographic briefly explains the main types of the disease from the fatal type 0 to the adult onset type 4. Please feel free to share the infographic on your social media accounts to help to raise awareness of this devastating disease.

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