Other Names for this Disease
- Ataxia, chorea, seizures, and dementia
- Dentatorubropallidoluysian atrophy
- Haw River syndrome
- Myoclonic epilepsy with choreoathetosis
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There is no cure for DRPLA; treatment is generally symptomatic and supportive. Management of signs and symptoms may include:
- Treatment of seizures with anti-epileptic drugs
- Treatment of psychiatric problems with appropriate psychotropic medications
- Adaptation of environment and care to the level of dementia
- Adaptation of educational programs for affected children.
Last updated: 9/5/2012
- Brice A. Dentatorubral pallidoluysian atrophy. Orphanet. 2004; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=101. Accessed 5/10/2010.
- Shoji Tsuji. DRPLA. GeneReviews. June 1, 2010; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1491/. Accessed 9/5/2012.
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