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Describe the features of canavan disease.?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Canavan Disease
Canavan disease is a cerebral degenerative disease of infancy in which the brain degenerates into spongy tissue riddled with microscopic fluid-filled spaces.
Symptoms appear in the first 3 to 6 months of life and progress rapidly--including lack of motor development, feeding difficulties, abnormal large, poorly controlled head. More at: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/canavan/canavan.Htm.

In brief: Canavan Disease
Canavan disease is a cerebral degenerative disease of infancy in which the brain degenerates into spongy tissue riddled with microscopic fluid-filled spaces.
Symptoms appear in the first 3 to 6 months of life and progress rapidly--including lack of motor development, feeding difficulties, abnormal large, poorly controlled head. More at: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/canavan/canavan.Htm.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: Very serious
Symptoms of canavan disease, which appear in early infancy and progress rapidly, may include mental retardation, loss of previously acquired motor skills, feeding difficulties, abnormal muscle tone (i.
e., floppiness or stiffness), poor head control, and megalocephaly (abnormally enlarged head). Paralysis, blindness, or seizures may also occur.No known cure at this time. Avery serious problem.

In brief: Very serious
Symptoms of canavan disease, which appear in early infancy and progress rapidly, may include mental retardation, loss of previously acquired motor skills, feeding difficulties, abnormal muscle tone (i.
e., floppiness or stiffness), poor head control, and megalocephaly (abnormally enlarged head). Paralysis, blindness, or seizures may also occur.No known cure at this time. Avery serious problem.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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