Neural growth factor treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Neural growth factor treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (...


Name: Ali Abdalla Alktebi
Diagnosis: Chronic Infantile Spinal Muscular Atrophy
D.O.B: 11 December 2014
Gender: Male
Country: United Arab Emirates

Treatment: Neural growth factor, traditional Chinese medicine and physical therapy


Ali was a 9-year-old boy when he was admitted to Beijing Puhua International Hospital due to “maldevelopment of motor function for over 9 years."

Medical Condition Before neural growth factor treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA):

Muscle atrophy was obvious in the four limbs. Deformity of thorax was noted. There were bilateral strephexopodia. Scoliosis was apparent. Nervous System: The patient was alert, with fluent speech. Intact cranial nerves. Contracture of knee joints was noted in both lower limbs. Tendon reflexes in the four limbs were absent.

Neural growth factor treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA):

After admission for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, several medical protocols were applied, including nerve repair treatment to repair the injured neural cells, medical improvement of neural function and metabolism, combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and rehabilitation therapy.

Physical condition After Neural growth factor treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA):

The patient’s general condition is good. He can sleep well and his appetite is normal. He was able to lift his arms to head. He showed more flexibility in the maneuver of finger to finger and pinch. The amplitude of stretching legs has been improved.   

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