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Symptoms of Tay-Sachs

Symptoms in Adults

Other forms of Tay-Sachs disease are much more rare. One such form is adult-onset Tay-Sachs disease. With this form of the disorder, signs and symptoms are usually milder than those seen in infants with the condition. Tay-Sachs symptoms for adult-onset (or late-onset) Tay-Sachs disease include:
 
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of muscle coordination (ataxia)
  • Other problems with movement
  • Speech problems
  • Mental illness.
     
Symptoms vary widely among people with late-onset Tay-Sachs. People can generally live full adult lives, although most become wheelchair-bound.
 

Final Thoughts on Tay-Sachs Symptoms

These possible symptoms are not necessarily sure signs of Tay-Sachs disease. Other health problems can also cause these symptoms. Anyone with possible Tay-Sachs symptoms should see a doctor so that the problem can be properly diagnosed and treated.
 
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