Ataxia-telangiectasia A-T is a rare, genetic disorder that affects the blood vessels. It has an impact on various bodily systems, including the neurological and immunological systems. Young children typically have symptoms before the age of five. They consist of: Unable to coordinate motions due to ataxia
- Poor balance
- Unsteady speech
- On the skin and eyes, there are little red spider veins known as telangiectasias.
- Infected lungs
- Delayed sexual and physical maturation
A-T carriers are more likely to acquire diabetes and malignancies, particularly lymphoma and leukemia. Despite having a negative impact on the brain, A-T patients typically have average or high IQs.
A-T cannot be cured. Some symptoms may become better with treatments. They consist of high-dose vitamins, physical and speech therapy, and immune system-boosting injections.