Wohlfart-Kugelberg-Welander disease -->
juvenile spinal muscular atrophy
medical dictionary

Slowly progressive proximal muscular weakness and wasting, beginning in childhood, caused by degeneration of motor neurones in the anterior horns of the spinal cord; onset usually between 2 and 17 years of age; usually autosomal recessive inheritance.

Synonyms: juvenile muscular atrophy, Kugelberg-Welander disease, Wohlfart-Kugelberg-Welander disease.

(05 Mar 2000)