Proximal spinal muscular atrophy type 3

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Synonyms: Juvenile spinal muscular atrophy | Kugelberg-Welander disease | SMA type 3 | SMA type III | SMA-III | SMA3

A rare genetic proximal spinal muscular atrophy characterized by degeneration of alpha motor neurons in the anterior horns of the spinal cord and lower brain stem manifesting with onset of progressive proximal muscle weakness (legs greater than arms) between 18 months and adulthood. Motor development is heterogeneous but walking is typically acquired.

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Advocacy Organizations

All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS), New Delhi, India

Trinity of Care:Academic and Clinical

Association Aux Pas du Coeur – Côte d’ivoire

Our organization wants to raise awareness and recognition of rare diseases in Ivory Coast. Our mission is to: Raise awareness and campaign to help with the diagnosis and free therapeutic care of patients. Request and/or contribute to actions relating to the training of the medical profession to be able to make a final diagnosis and ensure continuous monitoring of patients easily.

Fighting for Kaiden Foundation

The Fighting for Kaiden Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the lives of those struggling with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) on multiple fronts. Directly, we strive to raise awareness of the disease on the local, regional and national levels. Our foundation provides need-based financial support to affected families for equipment and travel. We understand the value of peer support and organize support groups and information for SMA affected families in our area. We provide directed donations for medical research in addition to medical equipment and services for SMA patients across the country. Our goals are driven by our devotion to improving the lives and finding a cure for those with SMA.

Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

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Clinical Trials

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