Canavan disease


Are there characteristic physical features associated with Canavan disease?

Children with Canavan disease may have persistently weak muscle tone (hypotonia), poor head control or head lag, and a large head (macrocephaly). These symptoms are not unique to Canavan disease, but is associated with the disorder.

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