Cerebral involvement in McLeod syndrome.

  title={Cerebral involvement in McLeod syndrome.},
  author={Adrian Danek and Ingo Uttner and Th. Vogl and Klaus Tatsch and Thomas N. Witt},
  volume={44 1},
McLeod syndrome is an Xp21-linked Kell blood group variant due to lack of erythrocyte protein Kx with associated RBC membrane dysfunction such as acanthocytosis. A man with this syndrome developed chorea and slight neuropsychological impairment. He had caudate atrophy on cerebral imaging and reduced striatal dopamine D2-receptor binding on single-photon emission computed tomography. Since Xp21 was partly deleted in the patient, the missing gene product (possibly Kx) may be essential for the… CONTINUE READING
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