Other Names for this Disease
- Cerebello-oculocutaneous telangiectasia
- Immunodeficiency with ataxia telangiectasia
- Louis-Bar syndrome
 The condition is characterized by neurological signs, telangiectasias, susceptibility to infections and an increased risk of cancer. Mutations in the ATM gene cause ataxia-telangiectasia. The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. There is no cure for A-T and, currently, no way to slow the progression of the disease. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is an inherited childhood disorder that causes degeneration in the part of the brain that controls motor movements and speech.
Last updated: 5/25/2011
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