A rare genetic disorder characterized by the destruction of the protective layer of all the nerve cells that are found throughout the nervous system is known as Krabbe disease. It is caused due to the lack of an enzyme called galactosylceramidase. Seizures, hearing and vision problems, rigid muscles, fever and frequent vomiting are the common symptoms observed in children. Whereas in adults, the symptoms include difficulty in walking, loss of vision, impaired mental development and muscle weakness.
HOW IS KRABBE DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
This condition is diagnosed in 1 out of 1,00,000 births.