Some SMA Patients Unable to Walk Unassisted May Have Trouble Chewing

Some SMA Patients Unable to Walk Unassisted May Have Trouble Chewing

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Some SMA Patients Unable to Walk Unassisted May Have Trouble Chewing

Difficulties with biting and fatigue while chewing are common among patients with type 2 and type 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who are unable to walk unassisted, a Dutch study reports. The findings highlight the need for interventions to help maintain muscle strength in the jaw of these patients in an effort to ease the symptoms. The study, “Mastication in Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Types 2 and 3 is Characterized by Abnormal Efficiency, Reduced…

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