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Canavan disease

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    • 1. Canavan Disease Nick Moore
    • 2. What it isinherited condition that effects the use and breakdownof aspartic acidsaspartic acids are one of the nonessential amino acidsthat occur in proteins.passed down mostly from Ashkenazi Jews
    • 3. causes an imperfect growth for the myelin sheath: fattycovering which acts as an insulator around the nervefibers of the brainthe disorder causes the brain to degenerate into spongytissue riddled with microscopic fluid-filled spaces.
    • 4. SymptomsFeeding problemsIrritabilitySeizuresSevere mental retardation
    • 5. More Symptomsloss of previously acquired motor skillsan abnormally large, poorly controlled headabnormal muscle tone (floppiness or stiffness)
    • 6. symptoms start to be visible by ages 3-6 months afterbirth
    • 7. CausesFatal disorderblindnessunable to walk
    • 8. TreatmentThere’s no real effective treatment for this diseaseexcept for treating the symptoms of Canavan Disease
    • 9. Bibliography Works CitedBoard, A.D.A.M. Editorial. "Causes, Incidence, and Risk Factors." Canavan Disease. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 18 Nov. 0000. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/ PMH0002553/>."MedicineNet.com." MedicineNet. Web. 02 Apr. 2012. <http://www.medicinenet.com/canavan_disease/ article.htm>."NINDS Canavan Disease Information Page." Canavan Disease Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Web. 01 Apr. 2012. <http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/ canavan/canavan.htm>.

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