May 12, 2021
Home  »  Website  »  International  »  Two-Month-Old Baby Battling Rare Disease To Receive World’s Most Expensive Injection

Two-Month-Old Baby Battling Rare Disease To Receive World’s Most Expensive Injection

Suffering from genetic spinal muscular atrophy, the baby is undergoing gene theray and will require an injection that costs Rs 16 Crores

Google + Linkedin Whatsapp
Follow Outlook India On News
Two-Month-Old Baby Battling Rare Disease To Receive World’s Most Expensive Injection
Representational Image
Two-Month-Old Baby Battling Rare Disease To Receive World’s Most Expensive Injection
outlookindia.com
2020-12-16T18:18:24+05:30

An eight-week-old baby in Britain will receive an injection that costs about Rs. 16 Crores, reports claimed.

Suffering from genetic spinal muscular atrophy, Edward will have to be administered one type of gene therapy—Zolgensma to fight the rare disease.

Since Britain imports the doses from the US and Europe, the injection costs a whooping a 1.7 million pounds.

A disease unique to children, genetic spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), occurs due to lack of the SMN-1 gene. Symptoms of the disease include weakening of chest muscles which eventually leads to a difficulty in breathing.

Interestingly, until 2017 there was no cure for the disease.

 


For in-depth, objective and more importantly balanced journalism, Click here to subscribe to Outlook Magazine
Next Story >>
Google + Linkedin Whatsapp

The Latest Issue

Outlook Videos