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SMA type 3

SMA type 3 is listed as one of the rare diseases by the National Institute of Health. In the US, it affects about 200,000 people. Some people call it Kugelberg Welander Disease; others just call it SMA type 3. Well, these terms refer to one and the same thing – Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 3. This is basically a genetic condition that affects the nerves responsible for muscle movement, making the patient unable to walk properly or handle daily tasks. Here’s what you need to know about this condition. What is SMA type 3? Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 3 bears the name ‘spinal’ because most of the neurons affected are …

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