Introduction: Sandhoff Disease


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Sandhoff Disease: Rare genetic disease affecting the central nervous system.

Sandhoff Disease: Sandhoff disease is a rare, genetic, lipid storage disorder resulting in the progressive deterioration of the central nervous system. It is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hexosaminidase which results in the accumulation of certain fats (lipids) in the brain and other organs of the body. Although Sandhoff disease is a severe form of Tay-Sachs disease—which is prevalent primarily in people of European Jewish descent—it is not limited to any ethnic group. Onset of the disorder usually occurs at 6 months of age. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Sandhoff Disease Information Page: NINDS

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