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McLeod Syndrome is a neurological disorder that occurs exclusively in boys and men. Movement in many parts of the body are affected by McLeod Syndrome. The red blood cells in people affected by this disease are star-shaped. Symptoms are:
• Muscle weakness
• Muscle degeneration
• Loss of muscle mass
• Involuntary jerky motion
• Muscle tensing in face and throat
• Development of psychiatric disorders
HOW IS MCLEOD SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A diagnosis of neuroacanthocytosis is made based upon identification of characteristic symptoms, a detailed patient history, a thorough clinical evaluation and a variety of specialized tests. The various tests included are:
• Blood tests
• computerized tomography (CT) scanning
• magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
• electroencephalogram (EEG
• molecular genetic testing
HOW IS MCLEOD SYNDROME TREATED?
There is no treatment for this disorder but medications to help patients with epilepsy or seizures and cardiac and psychiatric problems that arise could be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome (MLS) is a form of neuroacanthocytosis (see this term) and is characterized clinically by a Huntington's disease-like phenotype with an involuntary hyperkinetic movement disorder, psychiatric manifestations and cognitive alterations, and biochemically by absence of the Kx antigen and by weak expression of the Kell antigens.