Adults With SMA Type 2 Have Lower IQ Scores in Specific Areas

Adults With SMA Type 2 Have Lower IQ Scores in Specific Areas

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Adults With SMA Type 2 Have Lower IQ Scores in Specific Areas

Adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2 have lower intelligence quotient (IQ) scores on assessments for working memory and perceptual reasoning compared with the general population, according to data from a new study. The study, “Cognitive Impairment in Adult Patients with 5q-Associated Spinal Muscular Atrophy,” was published in Brain Sciences. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition mainly characterized by muscle weakness and atrophy, which affects motor function. Conflicting evidence suggests that children and…

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