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What symptoms does someone with canavan disease have?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Progressive delays.

Canavan disease, a genetic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency in one kind of brain cell, is characterized by worsening developmental delays, worsening muscle tone, large head, and mental retardation.
It is a devastating disease with degeneration of nerve tissue.

In brief: Progressive delays.

Canavan disease, a genetic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency in one kind of brain cell, is characterized by worsening developmental delays, worsening muscle tone, large head, and mental retardation.
It is a devastating disease with degeneration of nerve tissue.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple

Loss of previously acquired motor skills feeding difficulties.Abnormal muscle tone(floppiness or stiffness)abnormally large, poorly controlled head.Paralysis.Blindness.Hearing loss.Progressive brain atrophy.No cure.Only symptomatic and supportive treatments.

In brief: Multiple

Loss of previously acquired motor skills feeding difficulties.Abnormal muscle tone(floppiness or stiffness)abnormally large, poorly controlled head.Paralysis.Blindness.Hearing loss.Progressive brain atrophy.No cure.Only symptomatic and supportive treatments.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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