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  • Posted By: admin2
  • Posted On: Jun 17, 2011
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  • Category: Health Groups » Genetic » Others Disorders
  • Description: Ataxia-telangiectasia is a rare inherited disorder of childhood that affects the nervous system, immune system, and other body systems. This disorder is characterised by progressive difficulty with coordinating movements (ataxia) beginning in early childhood. Affected children typically develop difficulty walking, problems with balance, abnormal eye movements, and slurred speech. Small clusters of enlarged blood vessels called telangiectases, which occur in the eyes and on the surface of the skin, are also characteristic of this condition.