Werdnig-Hoffman disease

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autosomal recessive disease in which the degeneration of spinal nerve cells and brain nerve cells leads to atrophy of skeletal muscles and flaccid paralysis

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Differential diagnosis includes sepsis, dehydration, Werdnig-Hoffman disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, drug or toxin ingestions, metabolic disorders, and meningoencephalitis or myelitis.
On day 3 of life, a muscle biopsy was performed to rule out Werdnig-Hoffman disease.
Our daughter, Stephanie, was diagnosed with Werdnig-Hoffman disease at 16 months of age.