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Tay-Sachs disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • B variant GM2 gangliosidosis
  • Gangliosidosis GM2 , type 1
  • GM2 gangliosidosis, type 1
  • HexA deficiency
  • Hexosaminidase A deficiency
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Other Names for this Disease
  • B variant GM2 gangliosidosis
  • Gangliosidosis GM2 , type 1
  • GM2 gangliosidosis, type 1
  • HexA deficiency
  • Hexosaminidase A deficiency
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.