ataxia-telangiectasia

Definition / meaning of ataxia-telangiectasia

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

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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