Definitions-central nervous system, neurodegenerative disorder
Cause-the body to not make a protein, destroying brain cells
Statistics- about 16 cases a year
Symptoms- Symptoms of slowed development usually appear around six months of age. Symptoms progress until they lead to death, often around age four.
Detected- Blood test
Detected after birth around 3-6 months and eventually die around age 4 or 5
Treatment- No cure
Effects- Most people with the disease only live to be four or five years old because of the fat buildup in their brain, (By time the symptoms just get worse).