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Signs of Ataxia Telangiectasia

Symptoms of Ataxia Telangiectasia

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Ataxia Telangiectasia may include:

Note that Ataxia Telangiectasia symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Ataxia Telangiectasia signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Ataxia Telangiectasia:

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

The first signs of ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) usually appear in the second year of life as a lack of balance and slurred speech. It is a progressive, degenerative disease characterized by cerebellar degeneration, immunodeficiency, radiosensitivity (sensitivity to radiant energy, such as x-ray), and a predisposition to cancer. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Ataxia Telangiectasia Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

The first signs of the disease, which include lack of balance and slurred speech, usually occur during the first decade of life. The hallmarks of A-T are ataxia (lack of muscle control) and telangiectasias (tiny, red "spider" veins), which appear in the corners of the eyes or on the surface of the ears and cheeks soon after the onset of ataxia. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Ataxia Telangiectasia Information Page: NINDS)

NINDS Ataxia Telangiectasia Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Many individuals with A-T have a weakened immune system, making them susceptible to recurrent respiratory infections. Other features of the disease may include mild diabetes mellitus, premature graying of the hair, difficulty swallowing ? which causes choking and/or drooling ? and slowed growth. Children with A-T usually maintain normal or above normal intelligence. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Ataxia Telangiectasia Information Page: NINDS)

Symptom statistics for Ataxia Telangiectasia:

The following are statistics from various sources about the signs or symptoms of Ataxia Telangiectasia or other related medical signs or issues:

  • 70% of people with ataxia-telangiectasia develop a weakened immune system which often leads to respiratory disorders (Ataxia-Telangiectasia Society)
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What are the signs of Ataxia Telangiectasia?

The phrase "signs of Ataxia Telangiectasia" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Ataxia Telangiectasia that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Ataxia Telangiectasia" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Ataxia Telangiectasia.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Ataxia Telangiectasia. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Ataxia Telangiectasia has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Ataxia Telangiectasia signs or Ataxia Telangiectasia symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Ataxia Telangiectasia 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 Ataxia Telangiectasia symptoms.


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