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Doctor insights on: Chromosome Tay Sachs Disease

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Which chromosome does tay-sachs disease change?

Which chromosome does tay-sachs disease change?

15: Tay sachs is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting chromosome 15 in the "hexa" gene. ...Read more

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Any symptoms of tay-sachs disease?

Any symptoms of tay-sachs disease?

Several forms exists: Infantile form: child appear normal until the age of 3-6 mo, when their development slows & muscles used for movement weaken. Affected infants lose motor skills such as turning over, sitting, and crawling. They also develop an exaggerated startle reaction to loud noises. As the disease progresses, seizures, vision&hearing loss, intellectual disabilities&paralysis may appear with abnormal eye exam. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tay-sachs disease?

What are symptoms of tay-sachs disease?

TAY-SACHS D.: Missing developmental milestone after age 6 months, develop progressive cognitive and motor deterioration with seizures, mental retardation, paralysis and death in early age. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tay-sachs disease?

What to do if I have tay-sachs disease?

??as a 41 yo ??: You may be a carrier and asymptomatic, but you did not live to age 41 as a person with tay-sachs. ...Read more

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Tay-sachs disease is only injews, right?

Genetic disease: Tay-sachs is a horrible but rare genetic disease caused by an autosomal recessive mutation (abnormal gene) -- this means that both parents have to be carriers of the gene for a baby to inherit the disease. The tay-sachs gene is famous for being found in ashkenazic jews, but is also more common among french canadians and cajuns. Altho rare, anyone can carry the gene (approx 1/300 in north america). ...Read more

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What are the tests for tay-sachs disease?

What are the tests for tay-sachs disease?

Genetic testing: Genetic testing can be done at labs. See a genetic counselor for details and for other apropos genetic tests for you to have at the same time. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tay-sachs disease?

Detrioration: An autosomal recessive genetic disorder. In its most common variant (known as infantile tay–sachs disease), it causes a progressive deterioration of mental and physical abilities that commences around six months of age. There is regression of development. Patients become deaf and blind and have a shortened life. It is quite sad. ...Read more

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Why do jews have tay-sachs disease?

Not known why: It is known to have prevalence in ashkenazi jews approximately 1 in 25 jews are carriers of tay sachs disease which make this population particularly susceptible.1 in250 people are carriers. In the general population.Some explanations are attributed to genetic drift, the founder effect which occurs when a population is started de a very small number of individuals. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are people with tay-sachs disease sterile?

Confusing question: These affected patients never live long enough to become fertile.The gene survives because it passes quietly in the unaffected carriers.Ts only emerges when 2 carrier parents give birth to an effected infant. ...Read more

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What type of mutation is responsible for tay-sachs disease?

What type of mutation is responsible for tay-sachs disease?

Autosomal recessive: The medical term for this type of inheritance is autosomal recessive. Both parents must possess the recessive gene which is combined in the baby (receives two copies) and produces expression of the disorder. ...Read more