Infantile Tay-Sachs Disease
Rodney S. Austin Jr.
Is It Genetic?
What Are The Symptoms?
For the first six months after birth the baby would develop normally. Later the child would lose strength of their mental and physical abilities. The child will become blind, deaf, unable to swallow, atrophied, and paralytic. Death of the baby usually occurs before the age of four. Parents may find out if their child has this disorder by either the precdure amniocentesis, done around the 16th week of pregnancy, and chorionic villus sampling (CVS), performed between the 10th and 13th weeks.
Are There Any Treatment or Cure?
To date, there is no cure or effective treatment for Tay-Sachs disease.
This disorder cannot be subsided.