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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Ultrastructural analysis and TUNEL demonstrate motor neuron apoptosis in Werdnig-Hoffmann disease.
Medical considerations of long-term survival of Werdnig-Hoffmann disease.
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease is sometimes used for type 1 SMA and Kugelberg-Welander disease for type 3.
ALS is also called a "motor neuron disease;" which is a general term that refers to a group of disorders that also includes Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, intermediate spinal muscular atrophy, Kugelberg-Welander disease and Aran-Duchenne spinal muscular atrophy.