Canavan Disease Information, Facts and Resources
What is Canavan disease? Canavan disease (full name Canavan–van Bogaert–Bertrand disease) is an inherited disorder that causes progressive damage to the nerve cells in the brain, it is one of a group of genetic disorders called leukodystrophies. Currently there is no cure or treatment for Canavan disease, however, the gene for the disease has now been located and many laboratories can offer screening for the disorder to those at risk.
Canavan disease was first discovered in 1931 by the American physician Myrtelle Canavan, at the time of compiling this section there was no cure and no available treatment. Find a selection of sites listed below in this area of ABLEize offering official information, facts and the prognosis of Canavan disease along with news, updates and sites offering screening services, support and personal stories.
Offering news and research details plus details of canavan disease screening centres throughout the world.
Providing details of a US research organisation undertaking medical research into the causes of canavan disease and highlighting events and news.
Canavan disease information, symptoms and facts with testing details and its causes. Find trusted details from professionals and the American National Institutes Of Health.
Official information about canavan disease from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.