Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, inherited disease. It is a type of lipid metabolism 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 disease. It is a type of lipid metabolism disorder. It causes too ... cells, causing mental and physical problems. Infants with Tay-Sachs disease appear to develop normally for the first few ...
  2. Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, inherited disorder that is characterized by neurological problems caused by the death of ... central nervous system).The most common form of Tay-Sachs disease, known as infantile Tay-Sachs disease, becomes apparent ...
  3. 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. This is a protein that helps break down a ...
  4. Tay-Sachs Disease (Nemours Foundation)  
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  5. About Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal genetic disorder that results in progressive destruction of the nervous system.
  6. Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Tay-Sachs disease is an inherited metabolic disease caused by the harmful buildup of lipids (fatty materials such as ...
  7. ... AB variant Activator deficiency/GM2 gangliosidosis Activator-deficient Tay-Sachs disease GM2 activator deficiency disease GM2 gangliosidosis, type AB ...
  8. ClinicalTrials.gov: Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Tay-Sachs Disease/Clinical Trials
  9. What Is Tay-Sachs Disease? (DNA Learning Center)  
    ... Learning Center's multimedia guide to genetic, inherited disorders: Tay-Sachs disease, autosomal recessive, genetic disorder ... Tay-Sachs disease, autosomal recessive, chromosome 15, HEXA, genetic disorder, mutation, genetic mutation, hexoaminidase A, Ashkenazhi Jews
  10. Lipid Metabolism Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Lipid metabolism disorders, such as Gaucher disease and Tay-Sachs disease, involve lipids. Lipids are fats or fat-like ...
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