Chorea-acanthocytosis: clinical and genetic findings in three families from the Arabian peninsula.

@article{Bohlega2003ChoreaacanthocytosisCA,
  title={Chorea-acanthocytosis: clinical and genetic findings in three families from the Arabian peninsula.},
  author={S Bohlega and Adel Al-Jishi and Carol Dobson-Stone and Luca Rampoldi and Parthasarathi Saha and Hatem Murad and Abid M. Kareem and George Brooke Roberts and Anthony P Monaco},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          403-7
        }
}
Chorea-acanthocytosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. Its characteristics are orofacial dyskinesia, hyporeflexia, seizures, aberrant behavior, atrophy of the caudate and putamen, and acanthocytes in the blood with a normal level of lipoproteins. We describe three families with chorea-acanthocytosis. The inheritance pattern was recessive and the average age at onset was 27 years (range, 18-35 years). The presenting symptoms were seizures, aberrant behaviour, chorea, tics, and/or abnormal… CONTINUE READING
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