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Werdnig-Hoffman Disease

Topic: Pediatric

Created on Sunday, September 28 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, September 28 2008.

Which of the following statements about Werdnig-Hoffman disease is most accurate?

 
        A) Prognosis is fair
 
        B) It is also known as SCA type 1
 
        C) The pathology involves the loss of motor neurons
 
        D) The pathology involves the loss of upper motor neurons
 
        E) It is an inherited disorder, with an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern.
 

 


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A) prognosis is fair

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Prognosis of Werdnig-Hoffman disease, or infantile spinal muscular atrophy is poor.  (See References)

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B) it is also known as SCA type 1

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Werdnig-Hoffman disease, or infantile spinal muscular atrophy,is also known as SMA-1. SCA type 1 refers to Spino-cerebellar atrophy, which is a different disease.  (See References)

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C) the pathology involves the loss of motor neurons

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Werdnig-Hoffman disease involves the loss of lower motor neurons.  (See References)

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D) the pathology involves the loss of upper motor neurons

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Werdnig-Hoffman disease involves the loss of lower motor neurons.  (See References)

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E) it is an inherited disorder, with an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern.

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Werdnig-Hoffman disease is an inherited disorder, with an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern.  (See References)

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References:

1. Victor, M., and Ropper, A.H. (2001). Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York. (ISBN:0070674973)Advertising:
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4. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0443066582)Advertising:
5. Chitnis, T., and Khoury, S.J. (2004). Neuroimmunology. In Bradley, W.G., Daroff, R.B., Fenichel, G.M., and Jankovic, J. (Eds.). Neurology in Clinical Practice, Fourth Edition. Butterworth Heinemann, Philadelphia, pp. 809-829 (ISBN:0750674695).Advertising:
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Created: 09/28/2008
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