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Giant Axonal Neuropathy


Synonyms of Giant Axonal Neuropathy
  • GAN

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Giant axonal neuropathy is a rare hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HSMN) that severely affects the central nervous system. The first symptoms appear in early childhood. This disorder is characterized by abnormalities in the peripheral and central nervous systems including low muscle tone (hypotonia), muscle weakness, decreased reflexes, impaired muscle coordination (ataxia), seizures and mental retardation. Pale, tightly curled hair is frequently seen in those affected. Giant axonal neuropathy follows autosomal recessive genetic inheritance.

    Organizations related to Giant Axonal Neuropathy
    • Hannah's Hope Fund for Giant Axonal Neuropathy, Inc.
      19 Blue Jay Way
      Rexford NY 12148
      Phone #: 518-383-9053
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: mattsames@yahoo.com; lorisames@yahoo.com
      Home page: http://www.hannahshopefund.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • Muscular Dystrophy Canada
      900-2345 Yonge Street
      Ontario Intl M4P 2E5
      Phone #: 416--48-8-0030
      800 #: (86-6)--MUSCLE-8
      e-mail: info@muscle.ca
      Home page: http://www.muscle.ca
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/



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