German Study Urges Newborn SMA Screening, Citing Better Outcomes

German Study Urges Newborn SMA Screening, Citing Better Outcomes

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German Study Urges Newborn SMA Screening, Citing Better Outcomes

Newborn screening can aid in the early diagnosis and prompt treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which can lead to better clinical outcomes, according to a German study. “We strongly recommend that newborn screening for SMA ought to become universal in countries that provide SMA-specific medication,” the study’s researchers wrote. The study, “Newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy in Germany: clinical results after 2 years,” was published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. SMA is…

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