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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Testing: Canavan disease is a type of leukodystrophy which results in premature death of a baby usually by 4 years of life. It is "autosomal recessive" which m ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Testing: Canavan disease is a type of leukodystrophy which results in premature death of a baby usually by 4 years of life. It is "autosomal recessive" which m ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Described in 1931: Myrtelle canavan published the early description of what is now called canavan disease in 1931. The citation is: canavan, m m; schindlers encephalitis ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Developmental delay: Infants with canavan disease show a lack of head control and developmental delays by 3-5mo. The head is relatively large, muscle control poor & muscle ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Short / poor quality: The lack of a specific enzyme in the brain allows the build up of byproducts of metabolism that interfere with vital functions and cause nerves to deg ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Very serious: Symptoms of canavan disease, which appear in early infancy and progress rapidly, may include mental retardation, loss of previously acquired motor ski ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Haasz
15 years experience Pediatrics
Canavan: Genetic testing can identify the gene in parents prenatally to determine whether your child is at risk. If you and your partner are both carriers, the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Short / poor quality: The lack of a specific enzyme in the brain allows the build up of byproducts of metabolism that interfere with vital functions and cause nerves to deg ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
Progressive delays.: Canavan disease, a genetic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency in one kind of brain cell, is characterized by worsening developmental delays, wors ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Canavan Disease: is a progressive, fatal neurological disorder that begins in infancy. It is caused by an inherited genetic abnormality: the lack of an essential enzym ... Read More

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