Long-term survival in a child with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and spinal muscular atrophy

Raffaele Falsaperla, Giusi Romeo, Angelo Di Giorgio, Piero Pavone, Enrico Parano, Anne M. Connolly

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Abstract

Spinal muscular atrophy type 0 is a severe form of spinal muscular atrophy that is usually fatal in the first months of life. These children present with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and respiratory compromise. We describe a child with spinal muscular atrophy and arthrogryposis multiplex congenita who has had a much better course and is alive without ventilator support at age 6 years. This case illustrates that the prognosis for spinal muscular atrophy and arthrogryposis multiplex congenita cannot always be predicted with certainty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)934-936
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2001

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