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CASE REPORT
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 271-272

Neuroacanthocytosis Presenting with Psychiatric Symptoms


1 Post Graduate Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, India
4 Neurology Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, India
5 Professor of Neurology, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, India

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Post Graduate Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002
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An adult male presented with dyskinetic movements of the face and choreiform movements associated with dysphagia and vocaltics.Obsessive compulsive symptoms and depressive symptoms occurred 3 months after the onset of the illness.Peripheral blood smear revealed an excess of acanthocytes. A diagnosis of neuroacanthocytosis was made and he was started on treatment.



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