McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- McLeod syndrome
- X-linked McLeod syndrome
What are the signs and symptoms of McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome?
How might McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome be treated?
The signs and symptoms of McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome usually begin in mid-adulthood. Behavioral changes, such as lack of self-restraint, the inability to take care of oneself, anxiety, depression, and changes in personality may be the first signs of this condition. While these behavioral changes are typically not progressive, the movement problems and intellectual impairments that are characteristic of this condition tend to worsen with age.For a comprehensive review of the signs and symptoms of McLeod neuroacanthocytosis, you can visit GeneReviews at the following link. GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions.
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- McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. May 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/mcleod-neuroacanthocytosis-syndrome. Accessed 7/15/2011.
- NINDS Neuroacanthocytosis Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). March 2009; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/neuroacanthocytosis/neuroacanthocytosis.htm. Accessed 7/15/2011.