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Ataxia - Telangiectasia

Overview

Ataxia-telangiectasia is an inherited disorder that commonly affects immune system, nervous system and other systems of the body also. The disorder is characterized by showing symptoms like ataxia (difficulty in coordinating) that usually occur in early ages of life; say before the age of 5 years. Those people who are suffering from the conditions like cancer, diabetes, etc. are at increased risk of suffering from the condition


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Causes

Health experts are unable to identify main cause of the condition


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Signs & Symptoms

The common symptoms of the condition are:

  • Difficulty in walking
  • Difficulty in maintaining proper coordination with hand
  • Involuntary jerking movements
  • Muscle twitches (myoclonus)
  • Slurred speech
  • Lung infections
  • Delayed physical and sexual development
  • Above than normal intelligence level
  • Development of tiny red spider like veins, known as telangiectasias, on the skin and the eye.
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Prevention

No prevention exists for the condition.


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Treatments
Conservative Treatment Modern Medicine

There is no specific cure of Ataxia-telangiectasia. Treatments of the condition aim at improving symptoms, so that life span of affected person can increase. Giving injections to boost the immune system, high dose vitamin therapy, physical and speech therapy are some of the treatments of the condition.

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