Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration
Synonyms: Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome | NBIA1 | Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation type 1 | PKAN
Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) is the most common type of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA; see this term) a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive extrapyramidal dysfunction (dystonia rigidity choreoathetosis) iron accumulation on the brain and axonal spheroids in the central nervous system.
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