SMA Type 1 Affects Sensory Nerves as Children Age, Small Study Shows

SMA Type 1 Affects Sensory Nerves as Children Age, Small Study Shows

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SMA Type 1 Affects Sensory Nerves as Children Age, Small Study Shows

Sensory nerves — those responsible for transmitting sensory information — are progressively damaged in children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1 as these patients age, according to a small study in Italy. Importantly, major functional deficits in the sensory nerves of both the arms and the legs were detected in children ages 7 and older. These findings provide the first evidence that this type of damage is related to age, but not to nerve length,…

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