Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neurodegenerative disease that confers a substantial and multifaceted burden on affected patients. Although early-onset disease is most common, milder phenotype variants can be diagnosed in adulthood. Estimates suggest adults make up approximately 25% of the global population with SMA. The health of adults diagnosed with SMA encompasses multiple domains, including physical, mental, and social well-being, which highlights the importance of a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to care. Awareness of the needs and resources for supportive care available to adults with SMA can help improve quality of life and optimize outcomes.
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Cite this: Stephen L. Nelson. Fast Five Quiz: Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Adults - Medscape - Feb 01, 2021.