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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There is no cure for galactosialidosis. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive; for example, taking medication to control seizures. Individuals with galactosialidosis are encouraged to routinely see their genetic counselors, neurological, ophthalmological, and other specialists as symptoms arise and to keep symptoms controlled. Bone marrow transplant is under investigation as an experimental therapy. No conclusive results are currently available regarding the long term benefits of this treatment.
Last updated: 5/16/2011
- 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.
- Galactosialidosis. The International Advocate for Glycoprotein Storage Diseases (ISMRD). http://www.ismrd.org/the_diseases/galactosialidosis. Accessed 5/16/2011.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Galactosialidosis. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.