Tay Sachs Disease

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Tay Sachs Disease
Tay Sachs disease is genetic disease caused by abnormality in lipid metabolism. It is caused by a deficiency in hexoseaminidase A leading to an accumulation of ganglosides in the nervous system (Merck Manual, 2010). It is common in Eastern European Jews and the disease can be diagnosed in a fetus by chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis (Merck Manual, 2010). There is no cure for this disease and a child with Tay Sachs disease will develop spastic paralysis, blindness and paralysis from the deposition of the ganglioside in the central nervous system and the retina. Death usually occurs around three years. The purpose of this paper is to discuss my choice of members of an interdisciplinary team who can provide...
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