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What is Ataxia Telangiectasia?

Ataxia telangiectasia, also called Louis-Bar syndrome, is an inherited disease that makes the body susceptible to many problems. It typically first appears in childhood. "Ataxia" describes poor muscle control related to a nervous system disorder and "telangiectasia" describes the appearance of spider-like blood vessels in the eyes and skin. Both are characteristics of the disease, along with other problems and risks.

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How many ataxia telangiectasia carriers are there in the United States?
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An estimated one percent of the U.S. population, or about 2.5 million people, may be carriers of ata...
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Are ataxia telangiectasia carriers sensitive to radiation?
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This is a question that needs further research. When cultured in the laboratory, blood and skin cell...
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What's the rate of incidence for ataxia telangiectasia?
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Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a rare disease. Worldwide, the incidence ranges from one person in eve...
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Is ataxia telangiectasia serious?
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Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is very serious because it has no cure and the symptoms continue to worse...
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