Signs of Tay Sachs Disease
Symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease
The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Tay Sachs Disease may include:
List of 19
Tay Sachs Disease Symptoms
Note that Tay Sachs Disease symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient,
but the phrase Tay Sachs Disease signs may often refer to those signs
that are only noticable by a doctor.
Signs or Symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease:
Infants with Tay-Sachs disease appear to
develop normally for the first few months of life. Then, as nerve cells
become distended with fatty material, a relentless deterioration of mental
and physical abilities occurs. The child becomes blind, deaf, and unable
to swallow. Muscles begin to atrophy and paralysis sets in. A much rarer
form of the disorder which occurs in patients in their twenties and early
thirties is characterized by unsteadiness of gait and progressive
neurological deterioration. Patients with Tay-Sachs have a "cherry-red"
spot in the back of their eyes. The condition is caused by insufficient
activity of an enzyme called hexosaminidase A that catalyzes the
biodegradation of acidic fatty materials known as gangliosides.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Tay-Sachs Disease Information Page: NINDS)
More Symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease:
More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease article.
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What are the signs of Tay Sachs Disease?
The phrase "signs of Tay Sachs Disease" should, strictly speaking,
refer only to those signs and symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease that are not readily apparent to the patient.
The word "symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease.
The signs and symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease.
This medical information about signs and symptoms for Tay Sachs Disease has been gathered
from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Tay Sachs Disease signs or Tay Sachs Disease symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Tay Sachs Disease symptoms.