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Today, thanks to newborn screening, SMA can be detected and treated early enough to change the natural course of the disease. Read more about the importance of newborn screening and early treatment.1,2
All types of SMA can be treated. Read more about the disease-modifying treatments and supportive care available for your child.3,4
Early diagnosis of SMA enables early therapeutic treatments and gives families the confidence that their baby will be taken care of, treated, and they will never be left alone in managing their disease.5
At Biogen, we are committed to supporting those with spinal muscular atrophy and their care team. Our hope for Together in SMA is that, by providing information, we can help you to get the most up-to-date care, and to help guide conversations with your doctors.
Here you'll find information about spinal muscular atrophy and its symptoms, insights into care options, and perspectives from people living with SMA, experienced caregivers and healthcare professionals on topics ranging from nutrition to adaptive equipment.
1. Glascock J, Sampson J, Connolly AM, et al. Revised recommendations for the treatment of infants diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy via Newborn Screening who have 4 copies of SMN2. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2020;7(2):97-100.
2. Loeber JG, Platis D, Zetterström RH, et al. Neonatal screening in Europe revisited: An ISNS perspective on the current state and developments since 2010. Int J Neonatal Screen. 2021;7(1).
3. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Spinal muscular atrophy fact sheet [Accessed 6 December 2022]. Available from: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/spinal-muscular-atrophy-fact-sheet.
4. Wang CH, Finkel RS, Bertini ES, et al. Consensus statement for standard of care in spinal muscular atrophy. J Child Neurol. 2007;22(8):1027-1049.
5. European Alliance for Newborn Screening in SMA. Spinal muscular atrophy: Screen at birth, save lives. Whitepaper. 2021.