Sandhoff disease

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What is Sandhoff disease?

Sandhoff disease is a lipid storage disorder. It is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme beta-hexosaminidase; this results in accumulation of certain fats (lipids) in the brain and other organs of the body. This leads to a progressive destruction of the central nervous system.

Common symptoms reported by people with Sandhoff disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Sandhoff disease

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Compare treatments taken by people with Sandhoff disease

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Who has Sandhoff disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 0
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Sandhoff disease patients who have completed their condition history
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