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Articles on Neurology
Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Associated with Axonal Neuropathy: A Novel Mutation of SPG3A in a Large Family
Spastic paraplegia Type 3A is an autosomal-dominant pure or uncomplicated hereditary spastic paraplegia. It is caused by mutations in SPG3A, the only gene associated with this condition. We identified a novel mutation, c.1040T>C (p. M347T), in a family with axonal neuropathy in addition to spastic…
We report a case of levodopa-responsive juvenile parkinsonism (JP) associated with a heterozygous ATP13A2 gene frameshift mutation. To our knowledge, this is the youngest reported patient with JP associated with a heterozygous ATP13A2 mutation. Our findings expand the clinical phenotypic spectrum of…
Ataxia Oculomotor Apraxia Type 2: Course over 27 Years and a Novel Stop Mutation in the Senataxin Gene
Ataxia with oculomotor apraxia type 2 (AOA2) is an autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia associated with mutations in the senataxin (SETX) gene coding for the ortholog of a yeast DNA/RNA helicase . Here we report the documented course over 27 years of a case of AOA2 and a novel homozygous stop…