Canavan Disease     Nick Moore
What it isinherited condition that effects the use and breakdownof aspartic acidsaspartic acids are one of the nonessentia...
causes an imperfect growth for the myelin sheath: fattycovering which acts as an insulator around the nervefibers of the b...
SymptomsFeeding problemsIrritabilitySeizuresSevere mental retardation
More Symptomsloss of previously acquired motor skillsan abnormally large, poorly controlled headabnormal muscle tone (flop...
symptoms start to be visible by ages 3-6 months afterbirth
CausesFatal disorderblindnessunable to walk
TreatmentThere’s no real effective treatment for this diseaseexcept for treating the symptoms of Canavan Disease
Bibliography                                                   Works CitedBoard, A.D.A.M. Editorial. "Causes, Incidence, a...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Canavan disease

1,169 views

Published on

Published in: Health & Medicine
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,169
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
37
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • Canavan disease

    1. 1. Canavan Disease Nick Moore
    2. 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. 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. 4. SymptomsFeeding problemsIrritabilitySeizuresSevere mental retardation
    5. 5. More Symptomsloss of previously acquired motor skillsan abnormally large, poorly controlled headabnormal muscle tone (floppiness or stiffness)
    6. 6. symptoms start to be visible by ages 3-6 months afterbirth
    7. 7. CausesFatal disorderblindnessunable to walk
    8. 8. TreatmentThere’s no real effective treatment for this diseaseexcept for treating the symptoms of Canavan Disease
    9. 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>.

    ×