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Sandhoff disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Beta-hexosaminidase-beta-subunit deficiency
  • GM2 gangliosidosis, type 2
  • Hexosaminidase A and B deficiency Disease
  • Sandhoff-Jatzkewitz-Pilz disease
  • Total hexosaminidase deficiency
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Organizations Supporting this Disease

  • Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases (CLIMB)
    Climb Building
    176 Nantwich Road
    Crewe CW2 6BG
    United Kingdom
    Telephone: 0800 652 3181 (toll free)

  • Hide and Seek Foundation for Lysosomal Storage Disease Research
    4123 Lankershim Boulevard
    6475 East Pacific Coast Highway
    Suite 466
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    Telephone: 877-621-1122
    Fax: 866-215-8850

  • National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association
    2001 Beacon Street
    Suite 204
    Brighton, MA 02135
    Toll-free: 800-90-NTSAD (906-8723)
    Telephone: 617-277-4463
    Fax: 617-277-0134

Social Networking Websites

  • is a Web site and blog that collects firsthand stories from people facing issues, making tough decisions, and using genomic (DNA) information in their own healthcare. Click on the link to learn from their experiences and/or submit your own story.
  • RareShare is an online social hub dedicated to patients, families and healthcare professionals affected by rare medical disorders.

Organizations Providing General Support