Spinal muscular atrophy with progressive myoclonic epilepsy
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Spinal muscular atrophy with progressive myoclonic epilepsy ( SMA-PME), sometimes called Jankovic–Rivera syndrome, is a very rare neurodegenerative disease whose symptoms include slowly progressive muscle wasting ( atrophy), predominantly affecting distal muscles, combined with denervation and myoclonic seizures. 
SMA-PME is associated with a
missense mutation (c.125C→T) or deletion in exon 2 of the ASAH1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. As with many  genetic disorders, there is no known cure to SMA-PME.
The condition was first described in 1979 by American researchers
Joseph Jankovic and Victor M. Rivera. 
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^ Haliloglu, G.; Chattopadhyay, A.; Skorodis, L.; Manzur, A.; Mercuri, E.; Talim, B.; Akçören, Z.; Renda, Y.; Muntoni, F.; Topaloğlu, H. (2002). "Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy: Report of New Cases and Review of the Literature". Neuropediatrics. 33 (6): 314–319. doi: 10.1055/s-2002-37087. PMID 12571787.
^ Zhou, J.; Tawk, M.; Tiziano, F. D.; Veillet, J.; Bayes, M.; Nolent, F.; Garcia, V.; Servidei, S.; Bertini, E.; Castro-Giner, F.; Renda, Y.; Carpentier, S. P.; Andrieu-Abadie, N.; Gut, I.; Levade, T.; Topaloglu, H.; Melki, J. (2012). "Spinal Muscular Atrophy Associated with Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy is Caused by Mutations in ASAH1". The American Journal of Human Genetics. 91 (1): 5–14. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2012.05.001. PMC . 3397266 PMID 22703880.
^ Jankovic, J.; Rivera, V. M. (1979). "Hereditary myoclonus and progressive distal muscular atrophy". Annals of Neurology. 6 (3): 227–231. doi: 10.1002/ana.410060309. PMID 534421.
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