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How long can someone live with type 1 SMA (spinal muscular atrophy)?
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In brief: Years
Although we used to see these children pass away within the first 1-2 years of life, now with good handwashing, treatment of infection, and machine ventilation, lifespan has increased.

In brief: Years
Although we used to see these children pass away within the first 1-2 years of life, now with good handwashing, treatment of infection, and machine ventilation, lifespan has increased.
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