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Symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease

Symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Tay Sachs Disease includes the 19 symptoms listed below:

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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)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease. This signs and symptoms information 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.


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