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How does canavan disease affect the baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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 degenerate & loose function.
Developmental progress begins to fade by 3-5mo, muscle weakness & spasms occur. Swallowing difficulties lead to tube feeding. Death in the first decade is expected.

In brief: 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 degenerate & loose function.
Developmental progress begins to fade by 3-5mo, muscle weakness & spasms occur. Swallowing difficulties lead to tube feeding. Death in the first decade is expected.
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