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Tay-Sachs disease: a novel mutation from India


Lysosomal storage disorders or lipidoses are a wide spectrum of inherited diseases caused by deficiency of a specific lysosomal hydrolase. About 134 mutations have been described so far and this number is gradually increasing with newer mutations being reported. We report a 28-month-old child who presented to us with neurodevelopment regression, seizures and cherry red spot in both eyes. His hexosaminidase A enzyme activity was reduced and genetic testing revealed a homozygous novel variation in HEXA (hexosaminidase A) gene in the DNA sample of the patient.

  • metabolic disorders
  • genetics
  • paediatrics
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