Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs Disease is a progressive, neurological condition that begins during infancy. Deterioration of the central nervous system becomes apparent at about six months of age. Symptoms include loss of coordination, blindness, deafness, seizures, and severe mental retardation. The average life expectancy is three to five years. Rarer than the infantile type is Late Onset Tay-Sachs disease, where the progression of symptoms is slower and milder. Fatal in childhood (infantile onset), Cognitive impairment. Physical impairment.

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