infantile muscular atrophy

Synonym for infantile spinal muscular atrophy ... Transmitted as autosomal recessive on chromosome 5q. Progressive dysfunction of the anterior horn cells in the spinal cord and brainstem cranial nerves with profound weakness and bulbar dysfunction occurring in the first two years of life. Three groups, based on age of clinical onset, are recognised...
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infantile muscular atrophy

Type: Term Synonyms: spinal muscular atrophy type I
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Infantile Muscular Atrophy

A rare disease of newborn infants that is inherited as an autosomal trait. The disease affects the motor nerve cells of the spinal cord which cause floppiness and paralysis of muscles. Most affected children will die before the age of three years. Many mothers of affected children also noted reduced fetal movement during pregnancy. Synonym(s): ...
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