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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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Misdiagnosis and Ataxia Telangiectasia

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild more »

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), for which 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 as Parkinson's disease or dementia ( 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 return. A variety of symptoms can occur in more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms more »

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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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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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