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Spinal Muscular Atrophy – A Brief Summary

The impact of SMA, what causes the condition, the numbers of people affected and possible treatments.


What is 5q Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

Overview of this most common form of SMA, its causes, diagnosis, treatment and care.


Symptoms & Effects of 5q Spinal Muscular Atrophy

How and why these vary and have been broadly called– Types 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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The Genetics of 5q SMA

How 5q SMA is inherited, how this affects children and other relatives and what support is available.


Family Planning For Couples Affected By 5q SMA

The different options available for those affected by SMA.

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Drug Treatments for SMA

Read all the latest information about access to drug treatments in the UK.

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International Standards of Care for SMA

Guide to the 2017 International Standards of Care for SMA (SoC) is available here.

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Regional Neuromuscular Centres (RNMCs)

This page lists the RNMCs for children and adults across the UK.