Ataxia Telangiectasia

January 2001
Encyclopedic Reference of Cancer;2001, p79
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A definition of the term "ataxia telangiectasia," which is an autosomal recessive human disorder is presented. It is a multisystem disease characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telagiectasia and immunodeficiency with defects in both cellular and humoral immunity. This disease's major debilitating features are the progressive neurological abnormalities and immunodeficiency.


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