McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome

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McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome

McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome is primarily a neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in males. Only about 150 cases have been reported worldwide. This condition affects movement in many parts of the body. People with this condition also have abnormal star-shaped red blood cells (acanthocytosis). This condition is one of a group of disorders called neuroacanthocytoses that involve neurological problems and abnormal red blood cells. McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome is inherited in an X-linked recessive fashion and is caused by mutations in the XK gene.
 

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Advocacy for Neuroacanthocytosis Patients

To support patients with neuroacanthocytosis and their families with information that may improve their lives and with human contact with others concerned with the diseases. To support research for therapies with seed-money research grants and to promote beneficial collaboration between researchers.

Last Updated: 20 May 2013

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Advocacy for Neuroacanthocytosis Patients

To support patients with neuroacanthocytosis and their families with information that may improve their lives and with human contact with others concerned with the diseases. To support research for therapies with seed-money research grants and to promote beneficial collaboration between researchers.

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Last Updated: 20 May 2013

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The terms "McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[McLeod syndrome: Multisystem involvement associated with neuroacanthocytosis linked to X chromosome. report of two related cases].
 

Author(s): Marcelo Miranda C, Claudia Castiglioni T, Carlos Regonesi L, Pedro Aravena A, Lorena Villagra M, Ana Quiroz M, Rogelio Merino G, Ismael Mena G

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2006 Nov;134(11):1436-42.

 

Neurological abnormalities associated with spiculated, "acanthocytic" red cells in blood have been described as neuroacanthocytosis. This is a heterogeneous group of conditions that can be clearly subdivided on the basis of recent genetic findings. The McLeod Syndrome, one of the ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2007

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