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Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration

Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration: Introduction

Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration: A rare, inherited, progressive neurological movement disorder where accumulation of iron in the brain causes degeneration of the nervous system. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration is available below.

Symptoms of Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration

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Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration: Complications

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Causes of Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration

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Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia ( more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis more »

Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration

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Definitions of Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration:

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

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


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