Symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease
Symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease
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Article Excerpts About 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)
Tay Sachs Disease as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
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Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Tay Sachs Disease symptoms.