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Hallervorden-Spatz disease

Hallervorden-Spatz disease: Introduction

Hallervorden-Spatz disease: Hallervorden-Spatz disease is a rare, inherited, neurological movement disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of the nervous system. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Hallervorden-Spatz Disease Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Hallervorden-Spatz disease.

Hallervorden-Spatz disease: Nerve disorder causing movement problems. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hallervorden-Spatz disease is available below.

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Hallervorden-Spatz disease: Deaths

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Hallervorden-Spatz disease: Complications

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Causes of Hallervorden-Spatz disease

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Prognosis for Hallervorden-Spatz disease

Prognosis for Hallervorden-Spatz disease: Poor. Death common within 10 years.

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Article Excerpts about Hallervorden-Spatz disease

Hallervorden-Spatz disease is a rare, inherited, neurological movement disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of the nervous system. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Hallervorden-Spatz Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Hallervorden-Spatz disease:

A rare neuroaxonal dystrophy, histologically characterized by axonal spheroids, iron deposition, lewy body (LB)-like intraneuronal inclusions and neurofibrillary tangles. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Hallervorden-Spatz disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hallervorden-Spatz disease, or a subtype of Hallervorden-Spatz disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hallervorden-Spatz disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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