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  • Acanthocytosis-Neurologic Disorder
  • Amyotrophic Chorea with Acanthocytosis, Familial
  • Choreoacanthocytosis
  • Levine-Critchley Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Neuroacanthocytosis is a very rare disorder inherited as an autosomal recessive or possibly an autosomal dominant genetic trait. Onset of Neuroacanthocytosis usually occurs during adolescence or early adulthood. Major symptoms of this disorder are wasting of muscles with uncontrolled rapid muscular movements (amyotropic chorea) and abnormal red blood cells (acanthocytosis).


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Advocacy for Neuroacanthocytosis Patients
32 Launceston Place
London, W8 5RN
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7937 2938
Fax: +44 (0)207 495 4245
Internet: Spanish-speakers Fiona Fleming, French-speakers Anne Depaulis & German-speakers Louise Dreher

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