What is Ataxia Telangiectasia?
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Ataxia-telangiectasia is a rare inherited disorder which affects several working areas of the body including the nervous system, immune system, and other body systems. This disorder is identified by progressive difficulty with coordinating movements (ataxia) beginning in early childhood, usually before age 5. Children who are affected by Ataxia-telangiectasia typically develop difficulty walking, problems with balance and hand coordination, involuntary jerking movements (chorea), muscle twitches (myoclonus), and disturbances in nerve function (neuropathy). The movement problems typically cause people to require wheelchair assistance by adolescence. People with this disorder also have slurred speech and trouble moving their eyes to look side-to-side (oculomotor apraxia). Small clusters of enlarged blood vessels called telangiectases, which occur in the eyes and on the surface of the skin, are also characteristic of this condition.
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