Tay Sachs Disorder
By: Isabel Borjas
Symptoms Of Tay-Sachs
- decreased Muscle Tone
- Increased Stat-lie response
- Slow Growth
- Paralysis or loss of muscle function
- Red Spot on the macula (an oval-shaped area near the center of the retina in the eye)
Statistics On People With Tay-Sachs
1% Of People for every 27 people suffer from this disorder in the world suffers from this disorder.
More Common in a Certain Group?
- People of eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish Descent.
- Non-Jewish French Canadians living near the St.Lawrence River and in the Cajun community of Louisiana.
How Common is it?
- Tay-Sachs disease is very rare in the general public, one is 250 people are carriers.
- One out of 27 Ashkenazi Jew is a carriers
- Non-Jewish French Canadians living near the St. Lawrence River also have a higher incidence of it.
Famous People With Tay-Sachs
Typically a person with Tay-Sachs dies at a age or 4 or 5. It is possible for a person to develop the symptoms and get this disease later on in life, but less likely. There are no records of famous people with Tay-Sachs Disease.
- There is currently no cure like theirs no treatment for Tay sachs disease, though research is going on.
- There is no alternative to medicine that could temporarily treat the disease.
- There is no aftermath of this disease. The children don't make it.
If both parents are carriers and their child inherit the defective Hex-A gene from each of them, the child will have Tay-Sachs disease When both parents are carriers of the defective Tay-Sachs gene, each child has a 25 percent chance of having Tay Sachs disease and a 50 percent chance of being a carrier
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