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Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) is a rare, inherited disease. It affects the nervous system, immune system, and other body systems. Symptoms appear in young children, usually before age 5. They include

  • Ataxia - trouble coordinating movements
  • Poor balance
  • Slurred speech
  • Tiny, red spider veins, called telangiectasias, on the skin and eyes
  • Lung infections
  • Delayed physical and sexual development

People with AT have an increased risk of developing diabetes and cancers, particularly lymphoma and leukemia. Although it affects the brain, people with AT usually have normal or above normal intelligence.

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  1. Ataxia Telangiectasia (National Library of Medicine)  
    Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) is a rare, inherited disease. It affects the nervous system, immune system, and other body ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Ataxia-telangiectasia From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... gov Research studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Ataxia-telangiectasia On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed January 2013 What is ataxia-telangiectasia? Ataxia-telangiectasia is a rare inherited disorder that ...
  3. Ataxia Telangiectasia From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Ataxia Telangiectasia Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Ataxia Telangiectasia? Is there any ... is being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Ataxia Telangiectasia? Ataxia-telangiectasia is a rare, childhood neurological disorder ...
  4. Ataxia Telangiectasia From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Ataxia Telangiectasia Key Points Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a primary immunodeficiency disease that affects a number of different organs in the body. In the United ...
  5. Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) (National Ataxia Foundation) - PDF  
    Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) What is ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T)? A-T is a hereditary progressive neurodegenerative disorder that begins in early childhood. The most debilitating symptom is the progressively ...
  6. Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children's Project (Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children's Project)  
    ... a cure Our RESEARCH Focusing innovative scientific strategies Ataxia-telangiectasia a RARE disease striving for BIG results via ...
  7. Ataxia-telangiectasia is a rare childhood disease that affects the brain and other parts of the body. Ataxia ... Ataxia-telangiectasia is inherited, which means it is passed down through families. It is an autosomal recessive trait. ...
  8. ClinicalTrials.gov: Ataxia Telangiectasia From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  9. What Is Ataxia-Telangiectasia? (Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children's Project)  
    ... WHAT IS A-T? A Multi-system Disease... Ataxia-telangiectasia, or "A-T," is a progressive, degenerative disease ... ataxia is what led to naming this disease "ataxia-telangiectasia." Immune System Problems... For most (about 70 percent) ...
  10. How Is Ataxia-Telangiectasia Inherited? (Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children's Project)  
    ... over which genes get passed to their children. Ataxia-telangiectasia is called a "recessive" genetic disease, because parents ...
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