More Severe COVID-19 Symptoms Seen in Children with SMA Type 1

More Severe COVID-19 Symptoms Seen in Children with SMA Type 1

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More Severe COVID-19 Symptoms Seen in Children with SMA Type 1

Among children with neuromuscular disorders, those with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 (SMA 1) appear to be more vulnerable to more severe COVID-19 symptoms, a small study suggests. However, the course of disease in children with neuromuscular disorders overall may not be as severe as expected, with researchers speculating that the “protective role of young age seems to outweigh the risk factors that are common in neuromuscular patients,” such as decreased respiratory capacity. The study,…

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