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Hereditary angiopathy with nephropathy, aneurysms, and muscle cramps syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • HANAC syndrome
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How might HANAC syndrome be treated?

In order to know how HANAC syndrome is affecting you, your doctor may recommend that you undergo a series of imaging tests of the brain and kidney, an eye exam, and blood tests (e.g., serum CK concentration).[1] While there is not a targeted treatment for HANAC syndrome, treatments are available to manage its signs and symptoms, such as drugs to reduce high blood pressure, manage headaches, and treat arrhythmia. People with HANAC syndrome may be regularly monitored (e.g., once a year) for signs and symptoms.[1] In order to reduce the risk for health complications, your doctor may advise you to avoid smoking, activities that can cause head trauma, and blood thinners (anticoagulants).[1]
Last updated: 5/14/2014

References
  1. Plaisier E, Ronco P. COL4A1-Related Disorders. GeneReviews. March 8, 2011; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7046/. Accessed 5/14/2014.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • HANAC syndrome
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