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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 ... cells, causing mental and physical problems. Infants with Tay-Sachs disease appear to develop normally for the first ...
  2. Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, inherited disorder that is characterized by neurological problems caused by the death ... central nervous system).The most common form of Tay-Sachs disease, known as infantile Tay-Sachs disease, becomes ...
  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 ...
  4. The following organizations provide information on Tay-Sachs disease : Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center -- rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/7737/tay-sachs-disease National Human Genome Research Institute -- www. ...
  5. Tay-Sachs Disease (Nemours Foundation)  
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  6. Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Tay-Sachs Disease/Start Here ... Tay-Sachs Disease ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Tay-Sachs disease ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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- ...
  9. ... AB variant Activator deficiency/GM2 gangliosidosis Activator-deficient Tay-Sachs disease GM2 activator deficiency disease GM2 gangliosidosis, type AB Hexosaminidase activator deficiency Tay-Sachs disease, AB variant Genetic Testing Registry: Tay-Sachs ...
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Tay-Sachs Disease/Clinical Trials ... Tay-Sachs Disease
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