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A friend's child has been diagnosed with SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). Does this happen to be a mitochondrial disease?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Most are gene mutatn
There are many subtypes of spinal muscular atrophy.
Gene mutations have been associated with specific chromasomes including the x, 5th, 11th, 12th& 20th. This defect is generally passed as an autosomal recessive or x linked disorder. Other forms are possible.

In brief: Most are gene mutatn
There are many subtypes of spinal muscular atrophy.
Gene mutations have been associated with specific chromasomes including the x, 5th, 11th, 12th& 20th. This defect is generally passed as an autosomal recessive or x linked disorder. Other forms are possible.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: SMA
Sma is not a mitochondrial disease.
It's a recessive gene on chromosome 5.

In brief: SMA
Sma is not a mitochondrial disease.
It's a recessive gene on chromosome 5.
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Dr. Daniel Hampton
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