New Drug With Potential Of Treating Spinal Muscular Atrophy Could Be A Lifesaver For Children

Spinal muscular atrophy is a fatal and incurable disease.It often leads to paralysis and eventually death.A new drug has been invented to cure this disease.

Doctors are showing hope that this newly developed medicine is what might make muscular atrophy curable. According to CTV News, more children are killed annually by spinal muscular atrophy than any other genetic disease. According to research and statistics, one child in every six thousand children is at risk of dying from spinal muscular atrophy.

The consequence of this disease is the weakness of the individual's muscles. With weak muscles, the babies are unable to breathe properly. Afterward consequence of this muscle weakness is paralysis which is the first step towards death.

Nusinersen is the newly developed drug and it was tested on children in a clinic with two severe types of SMA, type 1 and type 2. This drug was being compared with its placebo results.It was finally found out that the effects of the drug were greater than the effects of placebo. Children treated with placebo did not show significant improvement and instead became weaker. On the other hand, children treated with nusinersen showed positive results.

They were observed to show improved muscle control. Some of the children even coped up with movements and were observed to be able to sit on their own and crawl efficiently.The results were evaluated after months of evaluation and observations.

The Tycoon Story also says that physicians are jocund to be able to treat children against SMA,according to them this drug is history changing as it has happened for the first time that SMA was able to be controlled.Parents are also convinced that results of the newly formulated drug are promising.They are happy to be able to treat their children.

Nusinersen is injected into the spine with an objective to transfer synthetic DNA pieces which eventually stops the progress of this genetic disease.It is a lifesaver for children diagnosed with Spinal muscular atrophy.

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