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Indian J Psychiatry. 2004 Jul;46(3):271-2.

Neuroacanthocytosis presenting with psychiatric symptoms.

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  • 1Post Graduate Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002.

Abstract

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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Neuroacanthocytosis; Tics; obsessive compulsive symptoms

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