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Differentiate between duchenne and spinal muscular atrophy?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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