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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare genetic condition in which muscles throughout the body are weakened because cells in the spinal cord and brainstem do not work properly. SMA is the number one genetic cause of infant mortality.
There are three types of SMA:
Treatment of SMA consists mainly of managing the symptoms, providing respiratory support as needed and preventing disease complications.
The Spinal Muscular Atrophy Program at Boston Children’s Hospital brings together a team of experts from different specialties who are experienced in caring for children with SMA.
Our program also gives parents a chance to speak with other families facing similar challenges with SMA.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”