What are the possible complications of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)?

Updated: May 29, 2019
  • Author: Jeffrey Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, FAAN; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP  more...
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Medical complications associated with the SMAs include pulmonary infections, spinal deformities (eg, scoliosis, hip subluxations/dislocations), joint contractures, and respiratory failure.


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