Pantothenate Kinase Associated Neurodegeneration: A Case Report
Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) is a form of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA), formerly called Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome. PKAN is the first described inborn error of coenzyme A metabolism. PKAN encompasses two clinical subtypes, classic and atypical. We here report an eight year girl diagnosed as classic PKAN. We also review the literature about PKAN.
Key words: Eye of tiger sign; NBIA; Neuroregeneration; Iron Accumulation; Hallevorden Spatz Syndrome
J. Nepal Paediatr. Soc. Vol.32(1) 2012 90-92
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