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

Neuroacanthocytosis Presenting with Psychiatric Symptoms


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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