TSD - These patients usually die between 5-15 years Adult...

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Symptoms of Tay Sachs Disease Patients with TSD have an observable “cherry red” spot in the back of their When a young infant is affected with TSD, the child becomes blind, deaf, and is unable to swallow. The muscles may become paralyzed, and the child usually dies before the age of 4-5. Juvenile TSD usually is onset between the ages of 2-10. The symptoms that they develop are cognitive, motor, and speech difficulties, swallowing difficulties.
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Unformatted text preview: These patients usually die between 5-15 years. Adult and late onset forms of this disease are very rare, and usually develop between the ages in their early 20s and early 30s. The symptoms for late onset TSD are often commonly confused for LOTS which is a not fatal like TSD. The symptoms of late onset TSD, include speech and swallowing difficulties, unsteadiness of gait, cognitive decline, and psychiatric illness, like schizophrenia....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course HDFS 217 302 32 taught by Professor All during the Spring '08 term at Colorado State.

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