We describe two unrelated patients with Hallervorden-Spatz, disease characterized by prominent facio-bucco-lingual dyskinesia. Acanthocytosis and retinitis pigmentosa were additional findings. Brain MRI showed the typical 'tiger's eye' image of the globus pallidus. This phenotype closely resembled the so-called HARP syndrome (hypoprebetalipoproteinemia, acanthocytosis, retinitis pigmentosa and pallidal degeneration), but extensive serum lipid study failed to demonstrate any lipoprotein abnormality. Our results raise the question whether HARP syndrome is an autonomous entity or a particular phenotype of Hallervorden-Spatz disease.

Malandrini, A., Cesaretti, S., Mulinari, M., Palmeri, S., Fabrizi, G.m., Villanova, M., et al. (1996). Acanthocytosis, retinitis pigmentosa, pallidal degeneration. Report of two cases without serum lipid abnormalities. JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, 140, 129-131.

Acanthocytosis, retinitis pigmentosa, pallidal degeneration. Report of two cases without serum lipid abnormalities.

MALANDRINI, ALESSANDRO;PALMERI, SILVIA;
1996-01-01

Abstract

We describe two unrelated patients with Hallervorden-Spatz, disease characterized by prominent facio-bucco-lingual dyskinesia. Acanthocytosis and retinitis pigmentosa were additional findings. Brain MRI showed the typical 'tiger's eye' image of the globus pallidus. This phenotype closely resembled the so-called HARP syndrome (hypoprebetalipoproteinemia, acanthocytosis, retinitis pigmentosa and pallidal degeneration), but extensive serum lipid study failed to demonstrate any lipoprotein abnormality. Our results raise the question whether HARP syndrome is an autonomous entity or a particular phenotype of Hallervorden-Spatz disease.
Malandrini, A., Cesaretti, S., Mulinari, M., Palmeri, S., Fabrizi, G.m., Villanova, M., et al. (1996). Acanthocytosis, retinitis pigmentosa, pallidal degeneration. Report of two cases without serum lipid abnormalities. JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, 140, 129-131.
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