Our hospital has become one of the members of the China SMA Center

From:Children’s Hospital of Soochow University    Release time:2019-05-29

On April 28th, the inaugural meeting of the Alliance for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Centers in China was held in Shanghai. Our hospital was selected as one of the first 25 member units in the country.


SMA is a type of disease caused by degeneration of muscles in the anterior horn of the spinal cord resulting in muscle weakness and muscle atrophy. It is an autosomal recessive genetic disease, clinical is not uncommon. In May 2018, SMA was included in the First Rare Diseases List jointly developed by the National Health and Wellness Committee, which aims to support the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases.


The China SMA Center for Treatment will focus on improving the doctor's diagnosis, treatment and long-term disease management level of SMA, and advocate the centralized diagnosis and treatment of patients, so as to better provide high-quality medical services for Chinese SMA patients.