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Sandhoff's disease

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noun Sand·hoff's disease \ˈsand-ˌhȯfs-\

Medical Definition of Sandhoff's disease

  1. :  a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism that is closely related to or a variant of Tay-Sachs disease, that typically affects individuals of non-Jewish ancestry, and that is characterized by great reduction in or absence of both hexosaminidase A and hexosaminidase B



Biographical Note for sandhoff's disease

Sandhoff, K., An·dreae \än-ˈdrā-e\play U., and Jatz·ke·witz \ˈyäts-kə-ˌvits\ H. German medical scientists. Sandhoff, Andreae, and Jatzkewitz jointly published a description of a variant form of Tay-Sachs disease in 1968. They based their report on three typical cases of Tay-Sachs, one exceptional case, and seven controls.

Variants of sandhoff's disease

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