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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Tay-Sachs Disease A Disease of the Central Nervous System Key Statistics The child becomes blind, deaf, and unableto swallow muscle begin to waste away and paralysis sets in. Sadly, there's no cure. A child can have this disease if both parentsare carriers. Tay Sachs Disease could be de-tected through blood test. Hehan ZhangES 1 in 27 Affected 1 in 50 Tay Sachs Disease starts as a defectivegene on chromosome 15 Mutations in theHEXA gene disrupt the activity which pre-vents the enzyme from breaking down . Tay-Sachs Disease Infographic Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, inherited disorder.It is caused by too much of a fatty substance tobuild up in the brain. This buildup destroys nervecells, causing mental and physical problems. 73% 25% Unaffected Ashkenazi Jews Carrier 25% 50% 1. 2. 100% Death Rate Life Expectancy: Maximum 4 years Chances of Inheritance Symptoms 16 Cases Per Year US Overall Population 1 in every 250 people is a carrier. If your child is diagnosed or both you and yourpartner are carrier of the gene talk to your doctoror a genetic counseler for help. How to Get Help Irish Americans Carrier Statistics Infants with Tay- Sachs diesease appear todevelop normally for the first few month of life.Then mental and physical abilities decline Sources:1. 2. 4. Created By: Hehan Zhang Where It All Begins
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