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5 Facts you should know about

Giant axonal neuropathy

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A neurodegenerative disorder characterized by abnormally large and dysfunctional axons

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Giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) typically appears in infancy or early childhood

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Early signs include difficulty walking, lack of coordination, and loss of strength

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GAN causes severe peripheral motor and sensory neuropathy (affecting movement and sensation in the arms and legs)

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Giant axonal neuropathy is caused by mutations in the GAN gene

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