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Spinal muscular atrophy

  • Alternative Names

    Werdnig-Hoffmann disease


    Prevention

    Genetic counseling is recommended for prospective parents with a family history of spinal muscular atrophy.


    References

    Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF. The hip. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier; 2007:chap 606.