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Diseases Common to all Jewish Groups

Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases

Sephardic-Mizrahi Diseases

Canavan Disease

Canavan Disease [ASPA]: Progressive disease of the central nervous system presenting with poor head control, generalized weakness, macrocephaly, seizures, regression of early developmental milestones, and severe mental retardation.

Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Frequency: 1 in 55

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