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Children’s Heath UT Southwestern
March 25, 2021
Closing thoughts on advice to community pediatricians evaluating a baby for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Several spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) resources are suggested to help physicians and families: Cure SMA, SMArt Moves, SMA Standard of Care documents, and the Child Neurology Foundation’s Telehealth Tip Sheet.
Experts suggest what to look for during a virtual examination during COVID-19 that may suggest a diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). If SMA is suspected, they stress the importance of an evaluation, as soon as possible, with a neurologist.
The workflow for a remote visit during COVID-19 is outlined.