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Spinal muscular atrophy affects 1 per 8,000 to 10,000 people worldwide. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spinal muscular atrophy affects 1 per 8000 to 10,000 people worldwide. Which type of spinal muscular atrophy is the rarest form of the disease? 
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According to the National Institutes of Health: "Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disorder characterized by weakness and wasting (atrophy) in muscles used for movement (skeletal muscles). It is caused by a loss of specialized nerve cells, called motor neurons that control muscle movement…
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There are many types of spinal muscular atrophy that are caused by changes in the same genes. The types differ in age of onset and severity of muscle weakness; however, there is overlap between the types. Other forms of spinal muscular atrophy and related motor neuron diseases,…
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