Dystonia-parkinsonism-hypermanganesemia syndrome

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A rare disorder of manganese transport characterized by progressive movement disorder and elevated blood manganese levels. Patients present in infancy or early childhood with loss of motor milestones rapidly progressive dystonia spasticity bulbar dysfunction and parkinsonism resulting in loss of independent ambulation. Cognition may be impaired but is generally better preserved than motor function. Additional manifestations include abnormal head growth and skull deformities. Brain MRI shows abnormalities of the basal ganglia variably also of other brain regions.

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Mississippi Metabolics Foundation

Our mission at Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) is to advocate, educate, and support families in MS affected by genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM's). MMF promotes initiatives and further advancements in legislation, education, research, clinical trials, studies, therapies, targeted treatments, and eventual cures for IEM’s and all rare diseases.

Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

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