Spinal Muscular Atrophy
spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disease where the muscles weaken and waste away because of degeneration of motor neurones (nerve cells in the spinal cord). The genes of spinal muscular atrophy are passed from parent to their child but this only affects a child if both parents carry a defective gene. If a person has one normal and one affected gene they will not show the symptoms of SMA but will be carriers. Find details, information, symptoms and causes of spinal muscular atrophy along with diagnosis, treatment and research information.
Explains about spinal muscular atrophy types 1, 2, 3 and 4 with research details and how to get advice.
Supporting people affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy SMA as well as offering their own story and how to offer help.
An official NHS site offering treatment details, symptoms, causes and preventions. Includes video clips and useful links.
The European body for Spinal Muscular Atrophy highlighting their projects and offering documents, downloads and information in all areas of SMA.
A fundraising organization holding events, selling products and supplying services to aid research for a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.