Canavan Disease - An Autosomal Recessive Degenerative Disorder

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Canavan Disease - An Autosomal Recessive Degenerative Disorder

Canavan DiseaseAn autosomal recessive degenerative disorder

This disease causes damage to the brain's nerve cells due to a deficiency of aminoacylase 2.

This disease is passed down genetically as an autosomal recessive trait.

This disease is identified by degeneration of myelin in the phospholipid layer insulating the axon of a nueron and is associated with a gene located on human chromosome 17.

This disease causes death and intellectual disabilties. There is no cure or standard treatment for this disease. The occurence of this disease is unknown for the general population, the disease effects approximately every 1 in 6400 to 13,500 people.


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