[A case of ceruloplasmin deficiency which showed dementia, ataxia and iron deposition in the brain].

@article{Morita1992ACO,
  title={[A case of ceruloplasmin deficiency which showed dementia, ataxia and iron deposition in the brain].},
  author={Hirokuyi Morita and Atsushi Inoue and Naotake Yanagisawa},
  journal={Rinsho shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology},
  year={1992},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={483-7}
}
A 55-year-old female with progressed dementia, cerebellar ataxia was reported. There was no family history of the same symptoms although her brothers, sisters and a son showed hypoceruloplasminemia and decrease of the serum copper content. On physical examination, anemia, dementia, dysarthria, torticollis, choreic involuntary movement of respiratory muscles, hyperreflexia in extremities and cerebellar ataxia were noted. Blood analysis revealed microcytic hypochromic anemia, diabetes mellitus… CONTINUE READING