What is Sandhoff disease?
Sandhoff disease is a genetic condition that affects brain and spinal cord. The condition usually starts in babies around 3 to 6 months of age. Babies with Sandhoff disease usually start to loose skills like rolling over and sitting up and eventually become unable to see, hear, or move on their own. Very rarely older people can have symptoms of Sandhoff disease. These symptoms are problems with movement and speech. Usually, a medical geneticist or other neonatal specialist will diagnose GRACILE syndrome in the neonatal period. To find a medical geneticist, patients can search the American College of Medical Geneticists "Find a Member" site.