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Ataxia-telangiectasia: recommendations for multidisciplinary treatment.

Ataxia-telangiectasia: recommendations for multidisciplinary treatment.
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van Os NJH, Haaxma CA, van der Flier M, Merkus PJFM, van Deuren M, de Groot IJM, Loeffen J, van de Warrenburg BPC, Willemsen MAAP, ,


van Os NJH, Haaxma CA, van der Flier M, Merkus PJFM, van Deuren M, de Groot IJM, Loeffen J, van de Warrenburg BPC, Willemsen MAAP, , (click to view)

van Os NJH, Haaxma CA, van der Flier M, Merkus PJFM, van Deuren M, de Groot IJM, Loeffen J, van de Warrenburg BPC, Willemsen MAAP, ,

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Developmental medicine and child neurology 2017 03 2059(7) 680-689 doi 10.1111/dmcn.13424
Abstract

Ataxia-telangiectasia is a rare, neurodegenerative, and multisystem disease, characterized by cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasia, immunodeficiency, progressive respiratory failure, and an increased risk of malignancies. It demands specialized care tailored to the individual patient’s needs. Besides the classic ataxia-telangiectasia phenotype, a variant phenotype exists with partly overlapping but some distinctive disease characteristics. This guideline summarizes frequently encountered medical problems in the disease course of patients with classic and variant ataxia-telangiectasia, in the domains of neurology, immunology and infectious diseases, pulmonology, anaesthetic and perioperative risk, oncology, endocrinology, and nutrition. Furthermore, it provides a practical guide with evidence- and expert-based recommendations for the follow-up and treatment of all these different clinical topics.

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