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What is Neuroacanthocytosis?

What is Neuroacanthocytosis?

  • Neuroacanthocytosis: An autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by tics, chorea, and personality changes.

Neuroacanthocytosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neuroacanthocytosis, or a subtype of Neuroacanthocytosis, 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 Neuroacanthocytosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Neuroacanthocytosis: Introduction

Types of Neuroacanthocytosis:

Broader types of Neuroacanthocytosis:

How serious is Neuroacanthocytosis?

Complications of Neuroacanthocytosis: see complications of Neuroacanthocytosis

What causes Neuroacanthocytosis?

Causes of Neuroacanthocytosis: see causes of Neuroacanthocytosis

What are the symptoms of Neuroacanthocytosis?

Symptoms of Neuroacanthocytosis: see symptoms of Neuroacanthocytosis

Complications of Neuroacanthocytosis: see complications of Neuroacanthocytosis

Neuroacanthocytosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Neuroacanthocytosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Neuroacanthocytosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Neuroacanthocytosis: Medical Geneticist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Neuroacanthocytosis.
Treatments for Neuroacanthocytosis: see treatments for Neuroacanthocytosis

Name and Aliases of Neuroacanthocytosis

Main name of condition: Neuroacanthocytosis

Other names or spellings for Neuroacanthocytosis:

Chorea-acanthocytosis syndrome, Choreoacanthocytosis Source - Diseases Database

Acanthocytosis with neurologic disorder, CHAC, Choreo - acanthocytosis, Choreoacanthocytosis, Levine-Critchley Syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neuroacanthocytosis: Related Conditions

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