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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Association of Australia

The SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INC. is committed to providing support to families and sufferers of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). This genetic disease is the most severe form of degenerative motor neuron disease, where muscle weakness is prevalent and dexterity compromised.
SMA Type 1 is where the symptoms occur in early infancy. Life expectancy can be under three years. Type 2 and 3 sufferers are likely to be diagnosed after the age of one year. Those children may grow to adulthood but will be unable to walk, or use muscles effectively.

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