Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

This section brings together information about SMA from across the website. Much of the information here is especially relevant for individuals and families affected by SMA, but family doctors and researchers should also find something of interest.

Browse through this section for specific information about SMA, and also take a look at the other areas of our website for more general information about TREAT-NMD and the resources we offer.

About SMA

An overview of spinal muscular atrophy - how it is caused, how it is inherited, and what its symptoms are.

Patient registries

Register in your national SMA patient registry and become part of the international TREAT-NMD registry for people with SMA around the world


Academic article on care standards

An international consensus document detailing recommendations for best-practice care for SMA was published in the Journal of Child Neurology in 2007.

Family guide on care standards

TREAT-NMD worked with the authors of the international consensus statement on caring for those with SMA to create a useful booklet based on the full document.


Clinical research and trials

Find out about current clinical research and trials and see a list of ongoing SMA trials

Patient organizations

See a list of patient organizations and advocacy groups providing support for SMA patients and families across the world

12 Apr 2017