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Indian J Psychiatry. 2004 Jul-Sep; 46(3): 271–272.
PMCID: PMC2951655

Neuroacanthocytosis Presenting with Psychiatric Symptoms

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.

Keywords: Tics, obsessive compulsive symptoms, Neuroacanthocytosis

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