Spinal cord & muscle
Spinal muscular atrophy
) refers to a group of disorders that affect the nerve
cells (anterior horn cells) that connect from the spinal cord to the muscles.
There are several types depending on whether the disease starts in infancy, childhood, or young adulthood. Some genetic causes are known. There is no cure and treatment is supportive. For more info: www.Smafoundation.Org & www.Fsma.Org.