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What is cribbs or kribs disease

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The condition is spelled phonecally. Not sure what it is.

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Female , Age: 22






Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Annie replied 10 years ago.
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Maybe you are referring to Krabbes Disease. This is a rare, often fatal degenerative disorder that affects the nervous system. Infants with Krabbe disease are normal at birth. Symptoms begin between the ages
of 3 and 6 months with irritability, inexplicable crying, fevers, limb stiffness, seizures, feeding difficulties, vomiting, and slowing of mental and motor development.
Other symptoms include muscle weakness, spasticity, deafness, optic atrophy and
blindness, paralysis, and difficulty when swallowing. Prolonged weight loss may
also occur. There are also juvenile- and adult-onset cases of Krabbe disease,
which have similar symptoms but slower progression. You can read more about it here
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Expert:  Nurse Annie replied 10 years ago.

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