Juvenile muscular atrophy

Juvenile muscular atrophy --> juvenile spinal muscular atrophy

Slowly progressive proximal muscular weakness and wasting, beginning in childhood, caused by degeneration of motor neurons in the anterior horns of the spinal cord; onset usually between 2 and 17 years of age; usually autosomal recessive inheritance.

Synonym: juvenile muscular atrophy, kugelberg-welander disease, Wohlfart-kugelberg-welander disease.


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