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Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, inherited disorder. It causes too much of a fatty substance to build up in the brain. This buildup destroys nerve cells, causing mental and physical problems.

Infants with Tay-Sachs disease appear to develop normally for the first few months of life. Then mental and physical abilities decline. The child becomes blind, deaf, and unable to swallow. Muscles begin to waste away and paralysis sets in. Even with the best of care, children with Tay-Sachs disease usually die by age 4.

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  1. Tay-Sachs Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, inherited disorder. It causes too much of a fatty substance to build up ... cells, causing mental and physical problems. Infants with Tay-Sachs disease appear to develop normally for the first few ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Tay-Sachs disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Tay-Sachs disease On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed October 2012 What is Tay-Sachs disease? Tay-Sachs disease is a rare inherited disorder ...
  3. Learning about Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... genetic terms used on this page. Learning About Tay-Sachs Disease What do we know about heredity and Tay- ... Information What Do We Know About Heredity and Tay-Sachs Disease? Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) is a fatal genetic ...
  4. Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Tay-Sachs Disease Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Tay-Sachs Disease? Is there ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Tay-Sachs Disease? Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal genetic lipid ...
  5. Tay-Sachs Disease (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... can interfere with growth. But a baby with Tay-Sachs disease is born without one of those important enzymes, ... 250 people are. A child can only have Tay-Sachs disease if both parents are carriers of the gene. ...
  6. Tay-Sachs disease is a life-threatening disease of the nervous system passed down through families. ... Tay-Sachs disease occurs when the body lacks hexosaminidase A, a protein that helps break down a chemical found ...
  7. ClinicalTrials.gov: Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  8. What Is Tay-Sachs Disease? (Dolan DNA Learning Center)  
    Concept 10 : Chromosomes carry genes. Find out how genes are arranged on chromosomes. Concept 27 : Mutations are changes in genetic information. Find out how mutations ...
  9. Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff Diseases (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... this page It's been added to your dashboard . Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases are inherited diseases ... and is fatal. What are the symptoms of Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases? Babies with the classic (infantile) forms of Tay- ...
  10. Preconception Carrier Screening (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... fibrosis , fragile X syndrome , sickle cell disease , and Tay–Sachs disease . Who should consider preconception carrier screening? A health ... the testes that can fertilize a female egg. Tay–Sachs Disease: An inherited birth defect that causes intellectual disability, ...
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