Choosing Life with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1

Moran Lavie, Hodaya Nisnkorn, Liora Sagi, Israel Amirav

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This article is co-authored by the mother of a patient with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), two pediatric pulmonologists and the pediatric neurologist in the team. It describes the patient and their family’s experience of living with SMA. This commentary describes the mother’s experience of the diagnosis and treatment process of her daughter’s SMA in an era of emerging treatments for a disease which was until recently considered incurable. SMA diagnosis and management in the context of the patient mother’s experiences is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1708-1713
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Therapy
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2020
Externally publishedYes

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