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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 54, No. 3, 2006, pp. 296-297
Bioline Code: ni06095
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2006, pp. 296-297

 en Case Report - A case of choreoacanthocytosis with marked weight loss: Impact of orolingual dyskinesia
Harirchian Mohammad Hossein, Maghbooli Mahdi, Shirani Afsaneh


Choreoacanthocytosis (ChAc) is a rare autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive onset of hyperkinetic movements and red cell acanthocytosis. The most striking clinical feature is that of the orofacial and lingual movement abnormalities leading to severe feeding difficulties. Maintenance of proper nutrition in ChAc is a challenge. We report on a case of ChAc in a 32-year-old male in whom dramatic weight loss due to orolingual dyskinesia was the major consequence of the disease. This case report warrants more attention to the impact of orolingual dyskinesia on nutritional status in patients with ChAc.

Choreoacanthocytosis, orolingual dyskinesia, weight loss

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