Neuroacanthocytosis: A case report

Poyraz T., Ciftci A., Akgun O., Kasar S., Idiman E.

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY, vol.13, no.4, pp.210-213, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5350/btdmjb.20141103092408
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-213
  • Keywords: Neuroacanthocytosis, chorea-acanthocytosis, orofacial dyskinesia, ACANTHOCYTOSIS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Neuroacanthocytosis is a rare inherited disorder. Neuroacanthocytosis consists of a group of rare neurodegenerative disorders associated with acanthocytosis on the pheripheral blood smear. Neuroacanthocytosis is characterized by a subcortical type of dementia. Patients with neuroacanthocytosis may experience personality alterations of a frontal type (with apathy, irritability, or impulsiveness). Psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression are less common. In this report, we aim to discuss a delayed diagnosed neuroacanthocytosis case with familial neurological features.