Other Names for this Disease
- Cathepsin A deficiency of
- Goldberg syndrome
- Lysosomal protective protein deficiency of
- Neuraminidase deficiency with beta-galactosidase deficiency
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autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the CTSA gene. It is characterized by coarse facial features, macular cherry-red spots, angiokeratoma (dark red spots on the skin), vertebral deformities, epilepsy, action myoclonus, and ataxia. There are three different types of galactosialidosis: early infantile, late infantile and juvenile/adult. The three forms of galactosialidosis are distinguished by the age at which symptoms develop and the pattern of features.Galactosialidosis is an
Last updated: 5/16/2011
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- Galactosialidosis. Hide & Seek Foundation for Lysosomal Disease Research. http://www.hideandseek.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=121&Itemid=75. Accessed 5/16/2011.
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- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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- The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.