A 29-year-old member asked:
differentiate between duchenne and spinal muscular atrophy?
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Dr. Will Moorehead answered
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Muscle vs motor neur: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a disease of the muscles wherein the muscles degenerate and are replaced by fibrous and fatty tissue. Spinal muscular atrophy may look similar, but it is not a dystrophy. It is a disease of motor neurons. It is an inherited recessive disease.
Answered on Apr 4, 2014
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