Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions

Picture of Ataxia-telangiectasia

Picture of Ataxia Telangiectasia

Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is rare genetic disease that affects the nervous system, the immune system, and many other parts of the body. Also known as Louis-Bar syndrome, dilated blood vessels and poor coordination are typical hallmarks of the condition. Small clusters of enlarged blood vessels called telangiectases can occur in the eyes and on the surface of the skin. People with A-T can easily develop lung infections and are at risk of developing cancers of the blood and immune system. Symptoms of A-T can appear in childhood and progress with age.

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Text Source: National Library of Medicine
National Organization for Rare Diseases
American Society of Cancer Oncology