Chorea Acanthocytosis

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Definition

Chorea acanthocytosis is an inherited illness caused by a genetic mutation that disrupts the proteins in red blood cells. When a blood sample is observed under a microscope, some of the red blood cells look thorny, and these are called acanthocytes.

Treatment

There is no treatment for this disease and eventually leads to death.

Symptoms and Signs

The effects of this disease include behavioral changes, muscle deterioration, epilepsy and neuronal degradation. Symptoms begin to be noticeable when an affected person reaches the age of 35.

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