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Table 2 Problems Observed in Aging or Older People with A-T

From: Ataxia telangiectasia: a review

• Ballistic, retropulsive or jerky movements  
• Sensory and motor neuropathy  
• Brain telangiectasia (observed by MRI)  
• Restrictive lung disease  
• Elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels  
• Glucose intolerance and diabetes  
• Liver abnormalities (e.g. fatty liver; non-alcoholic cirrhosis; elevated serum transaminases)  
• Changes in the types of malignancies (there is an increased incidence for both lymphoid and solid tumors)  
• Osteoporosis/osteopenia and low vitamin D levels  
• Postural scoliosis and progressive foot deformities  
• Gastroesophageal reflux (especially if reflux was an issue in infanthood)  
• Early menopause  
• Depression  
• Aging parents and caregivers