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Tay Sachs Disease Statistics
Storage disease: Tay sachs is a disease of error in metabolism. Certain by products of metabolism collect and are deposited in liver and other organs. This deposition can result in ineffective organ function. ...Read more
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¶lysis may appear with abnormal eye exam. ...Read more
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
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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