Canavan disease

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What is the average life expectancy for someone with Canavan disease?

Canavan disease can be very different in one child as opposed to another. It is difficult to make predictions about how the disease will progress for an individual child. Most people with the infantile form live only into childhood, although some survive into adolescence or beyond. People with the milder form of the condition do not appear to have a shortened lifespan.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-17


Matalon R, Michals-Matalon K. GeneReviews website. Updated August 11, 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from

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