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Tay–Sachs disease. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Tay–Sachs disease is a genetic disorder that results in the destruction of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.How does Tay-Sachs disease affect the body?
By the time a child with Tay-Sachs is three or four years old, the nervous system is so badly affected that death usually results by age five. A much rarer form of Tay-Sachs, Late-Onset Tay-Sachs disease, affects adults and causes neurological and intellectual impairment. Only recently identified, the disease has not been extensively described.What causes Tay-Sachs disease in babies?
Tay-Sachs is caused by a baby receiving two defective HEXA genes, one from each parent. Tay-Sachs disease symptoms include failing to meet motor milestones, such as sitting and standing. Babies born with Tay-Sachs often die at a young age.What is targettay-Sachs disease?
Tay-Sachs disease is a rare disorder passed from parents to child. It's caused by the absence of an enzyme that helps break down fatty substances.