Mutations on chromosome 9
Delayed speech and walking in infants, unsteady gait, curvature of spine, abrasion of cornea, poor perception of pain and temperature, poor growth, unstable blood pressure, red puffy hands
Average life expectancy of 30 years
Addressing ongoing symptoms and major complications
Familial dysautonomia is a genetic condition of the autonomic nervous system.that results in insensitivity to pain, inability to form tears, poor growth and unstable blood pressure. Patients often suffer from vomiting, pneumonia, speech and movement disorders, difficulty swallowing, difficulty properly perceiving heat and taste, and problems of the digestive tract. However, patients have normal intelligence.
Familial dysautonomia at Wikipedia