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Ataxia Telangiectasia

Ataxia Telangiectasia: Introduction

Ataxia Telangiectasia: Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare, progressive, neurodegenerative childhood disease that affects the nervous system and other body systems. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Ataxia Telangiectasia Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Ataxia Telangiectasia.

Ataxia Telangiectasia: A rare inherited childhood disorder involving progressive degeneration of the nervous system. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ataxia Telangiectasia is available below.

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Ataxia Telangiectasia: Complications

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Causes of Ataxia Telangiectasia

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Ataxia Telangiectasia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI),...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their...read more »

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Ataxia Telangiectasia: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Ataxia Telangiectasia

Prognosis for Ataxia Telangiectasia: Poor. Life-shortening. Neurodegenerative. Often death in teens or 20's.

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Clinical Trials for Ataxia Telangiectasia

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Article Excerpts about Ataxia Telangiectasia

Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare, progressive, neurodegenerative childhood disease that affects the nervous system and other body systems. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Ataxia Telangiectasia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Ataxia Telangiectasia:

Rare hereditary disease characterized by extreme sensitivity to ionizing radiation or radiomimetic drugs because of a defect in DNA repair. AT heterozygosity is estimated to occur in more than 2% of the U.S. population; heterozygotes exhibit increased radiation sensitivity and are at increased risk for several types of cancer. The normal version of the gene that is defective in AT appears to activate the p53-dependent response to DNA damage. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ataxia Telangiectasia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Ataxia Telangiectasia, or a subtype of Ataxia Telangiectasia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Ataxia Telangiectasia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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