infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy

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A neurodegenerative disease, characterized by axonal swelling and spheroid bodies in the central nervous system, caused, in many cases, by mutation in the gene for phospholipase A2-G6. Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (Hallervorden–Spatz disease) is a similar disorder with overlapping clinical and pathologic features caused by mutation in the pantothenate kinase 2 (PANK2) gene.

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