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Neuroacanthocytosis


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

Disorder Subdivisions



    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).

    Organizations related to Neuroacanthocytosis
    • Advocacy for Neuroacanthocytosis Patients
      32 Launceston Place
      London None W8 5RN
      Phone #: +44- (0-)20 7937-2938
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: glenn@naadvocacy.org
      Home page: http://www.naadvocacy.org
    • 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
    • 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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