Tay-Sachs Disorder Report

Tay-Sachs is a disease that is rare inherited disorder that progressively destroys the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Tay-Sachs diseases usually live only in to early childhood . Tay-Sachs diseases are very rare.Signs and symptoms can appear in their childhood.Sings and symptoms are vary wildly among people with late-onset forms of Tay-Sachs diseases.

An eye abnormality called a cherry-red spot, which can be identified with an eye examination, is characteristic of this disorder. Adolescence, or adulthood and are usually milder than those seen with the infantile form. Characteristic features include muscle weakness, loss of muscle coordination and other problems with movement, speech problems, and mental illness.

A defective gene on chromosome 15 causes Tay-Sachs disease. This defective gene causes the body to not make a protein called hexosamidasa  A . Without this protein, chemicals called gangliosides build up in nerve cells in the brain, destroying brain cells.

Some people carry the genetic mutation that causes Tay-Sachs, but do not develop the full-blown disease. A child can only have Tay-Sachs disease if both parents are carriers of the gene. When two carriers have a child together its going to end up having Tay-Sachs.

Some people carry the genetic mutation that causes Tay-Sachs, but do not develop the full-blown disease. A child can only have Tay-Sachs disease if both parents are carriers of the gene. When two carriers have a child together.

Warren Tay first described the disease in 1881, and a New York neurologis.The disease is named for a British ophthalmologist.Bernard Sachs who first described the cellular changes and the genetic nature of the disease in 1887.

I wanted to write about this disease because it looked interesting and wanted to learn about it.And i looked at all the little kids dying and it looked pretty sad and wanted to know why did it happened and how did it happened.

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