Brain Involvement in SMA Type 1 Still Poorly Understood, Review Finds

Brain Involvement in SMA Type 1 Still Poorly Understood, Review Finds

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Brain Involvement in SMA Type 1 Still Poorly Understood, Review Finds

Children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1 may have neurodegeneration in several areas of the brain, with impaired cognitive function and profound speech difficulties, according to a review study. However, brain involvement in this severe type of SMA is understudied and further research — using objective measures and following patients over time — is needed to clarify this aspect of type 1 disease, the researchers noted. Such research, and the information it will uncover,…

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