What is Acanthocytosis Chorea?

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It is defined as a condition in which there is a mutation gene which causes the changes in the structural proteins in red blood cells. It is also referred as a CHAC. It is a rare hereditary disease. There are certain blood cells in the patient which appear thorny when viewed under microscope and are referred as a acanthocytes. It is mainly a autosomal recessive disorder but few cases of the autosomal dominant are also seen.

What are the signs and symptoms of Acanthocytosis chorea?

It includes the epilepsy, changes in the behavior and degeneration of the muscles. There is a neuronal degradation which is similar to the Huntington’s disease. These symptoms are seen at the age of 35 mainly.

What is the treatment of Acanthocytosis chorea?

There is no specific treatment for this disorder. It is incurable and leads to the pre mature death of the individual.

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