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  • Answer: Tay-Sachs disease is a hereditary illness. The body does not make a molecule that is required to break down fatty substances in the body, called gangliosides. The gangliosides collect in the nervous tissue, resulting in damage to the brain and nerves.
  • Answer: If you have a history with the disease it is verry likely you may bing back to it.
  • Answer: They are sufficated by fatty acids that are usually broken down by enzymes, but tay-sachs prevents the production of these enzymes
  • Answer: A mutation of the HEX A gene of chromosome 15 causes Tay-Sachs disease. As a result, the protein hexosaminidase A is not formed properly and GM2 ganglioside, the lipid normally broken down by hexosaminidase A, accumulates to toxic levels (especially in the brain).
  • Answer: First you take a physical exam and a blood test that tests the level of hex-A, the protein this disease affects, in your body. If the first blood test comes out positive, there may be other additional genetic tests to see for sure whether or not you have Tay Sachs.

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  • Answer: until complete heart failure and biological death!

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    Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal genetic lipid storage disorder in which harmful quantities of a fatty substance called ganglioside GM2 build up in tissues and nerve cells in the brain.
    Presently there is no treatment for Tay-Sachs disease. Anticonvulsant medicine may initially control seizures. Other supportive treatment includes proper nutrition and hydration and techniques to keep the airway open. Children may eventually need a feeding tube.
    Even with the best of care, children with Tay-Sachs disease usually die by age 4, from recurring infection.
    At the present time, the prognosis for a baby born with Tay-Sachs disease is certain death. Nothing can be done to keep the baby alive.
  • Answer: Depend on the age of onset but anywhere from death, loss of sight, loss of hearing, paralysis..etc in babies to cognitive, motor, swallowing, and speech difficulties to even psychosis in adults.
  • Answer: No population has a high number, because the diseases kiss by the age of five.
  • Answer: Tay- Sachs disease is inherited through offspring. If one of the parents are a carrier the one of the children might get it.
  • Answer: In Tay-Sachs disease, a mutation that affects the alpha subunit of the enzyme causes a deficiency in HexA. Sandhoff disease is caused by mutations that affect the beta subunit, rendering both the HexA and HexB enzymes deficient.
  • Answer: There is no treatment for Tay-Sachs disease.
  • Answer: Tay Sachs is always fatal in children. Every kid who suffers from this horrible disease is famous. What a stupid question.
  • Answer: Chromosome 15 is the one carrying the genes for the enzyme hexosaminidase A, which is deficient in Tay-Sachs Disease.
  • Answer: not many famous people have tay-sachs disease because you die around the age of 5 years old.
  • Answer: Sadly, the prognosis for a child with classic Tay-Sachs disease is certain death. Because the chronic form of Tay-Sachs has been discovered recently, prognosis for this type of the disease is not completely known.

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