Maria KibtiarZ H Sikder Women's Medical College & Hospital, Bangladesh
Title: Spinal muscular atrophy type 3: A case report
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 3 is a relatively stable genetically determined chronic neuromuscular disorder caused by degeneration of motor neurons of spinal cord. Patients with type 3 SMA may gradually experience decline in muscle strength and motor function. However functional progression is difficult to document and mechanisms remain poorly understood. A five years old boy presented with proximal muscle weakness, generalized hypotonia, absent deep tendon reflexes and features of neuropathy and labeled as SMA type 3.
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