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Canavan disease : Treatment

Treatment Treatment aims to ease the symptoms of the disease. There is no specific treatment. Prognosis (Expectations) With Canavan disease, the central nervous system breaks down. Patients are likely to become disabled. Death often occurs before 18 months of age. … Read more

Canavan disease : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Symptoms usually begin in the first year of life. Parents tend to notice when a child is not reaching certain developmental milestones, including head control. Symptoms include: Abnormal posture with flexed arms and straight legs Backflow of … Read more

Canavan disease : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Spongy degeneration of the brain, Aspartoacylase deficiency Definition Canavan disease is an inherited condition that affects the breakdown and use (metabolism) of aspartic acid. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Canavan disease is passed down (inherited) through families. … Read more

Canavan disease : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Spongy degeneration of the brain, Aspartoacylase deficiency Definition Canavan disease is an inherited condition that affects the breakdown and use (metabolism) of aspartic acid. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Canavan disease is passed down (inherited) through families. … Read more