Tay - Sachs Disease
A progressive fatal genetic condition that affects the nerve cells in the brain
Occurs when neither of the parents HEXA (Tay-Sachs) genes work properly because of a mutation (harmful change)
Infantile Tay–Sachs disease - infants appear to develop normally for the first six months after birth. Then, as neurons become distended a relentless deterioration of mental and physical abilities begins.
Juvenile Tay–Sachs disease - is rarer than other forms of Tay–Sachs, and usually is initially seen in children between two and ten years old.
Adult/Late-Onset Tay – A rare form of this disease, usually has its first symptoms during the 30's or 40's.
Control some symptoms
Proper nutrition and hydration
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