Spinal Muscle Atrophy | Dr. Roger Kasendorf

Roger Kasendorf, DO

March 23, 2024

Spinal Muscle Atrophy


◼1890-G. Werdnig described for the first time the classic infantile form of SMA.
◼Werdnig, and Hoffman, in 1891, reported cases of muscular dystrophy occurring in infants that were otherwise similar to cases of muscular dystrophy found in older children and adults (eg, Duchenne muscular dystrophy)
◼1956-Kugelberg and Welander described the less severe form of SMA.

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