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Glossary: ataxia-telangiectasia, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

ataxia-telangiectasia

(uh-TAK-see-uh-teh-LAN-jee-ek-TAY-zhuh)

A rare, inherited, progressive, degenerative disease of childhood that causes loss of muscle control, a weakened immune system, and an increased risk of cancer.

2003-01-26Ataxia Telangiectasia: Fact Sheet