Testing for acanthocytosis A prospective reader-blinded study in movement disorder patients.

  title={Testing for acanthocytosis A prospective reader-blinded study in movement disorder patients.},
  author={Alexander Storch and Markus Kornhass and Johannes Georg Schwarz},
  journal={Journal of neurology},
  volume={252 1},
The presence of acanthocytosis in peripheral blood smears remains the hallmark of the clinical diagnosis of most neuroacanthocytosis syndromes, such as chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) and McLeod syndrome. Genetic analyses and/or specific laboratory tests are available only for a minority of these disorders. Testing for acanthocytosis is hampered by the lack of data on normal amounts of acanthocytes assessed by a standardized method. We report a prospective reader-blinded study designed to… CONTINUE READING


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