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What is Arena syndrome?

What is Arena syndrome?

  • Arena syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by mental retardation, spastic paraplegia and iron deposits in part of the brain that controls movement (basal ganglia).

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

Arena syndrome: Introduction

Types of Arena syndrome:

Broader types of Arena syndrome:

What causes Arena syndrome?

Causes of Arena syndrome: see causes of Arena syndrome

What are the symptoms of Arena syndrome?

Symptoms of Arena syndrome: see symptoms of Arena syndrome

Arena syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Arena syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Arena syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Arena syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Arena syndrome.
Treatments for Arena syndrome: see treatments for Arena syndrome

Name and Aliases of Arena syndrome

Main name of condition: Arena syndrome

Other names or spellings for Arena syndrome:

mental retardation, X-linked [spastic paraplegia with iron deposits], Spastic paraplegia with iron deposits in basal ganglia

Spastic paraplegia with iron deposits in basal ganglia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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