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How long can a child live successfully with type one SMA (spinal muscular atrophy)?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on type: Prognosis is poor for infants with SMA type i. Most die w/in the 1st 2 years. Sma type ii: prognosis for life expectancy or independent standing/walking roughly correlates with how old they are when they first begin to experience sx's - older children tend to have less severe symptoms life expectancy is reduced with survivers in young adulthood. Type iii prone to resp. Infections-nml life span.
Answered on Aug 24, 2017

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