Acanthocytosis

Common Name(s)

Acanthocytosis

Acanthocytosis is a condition characterized by the presence of abnormally-shaped red blood cells called acanthocytes. Signs and symptoms more commonly reported include a history of chronic diarrhea with pale, foul-smelling, and bulky stools; loss of appetite and vomiting; and slow weight gain and decreased growth. Some individuals hvae may have ataxia, tremors, and visual abnormalities; or jaundice, abdominal pain, pallor, dark urine, and recurrent infections. Although acanthocytosis has been associated with a number of both inherited and acquired conditions, it most commonly occurs with abetalipoproteinemia and hemolytic anemia of severe liver disease. Treatment for acanthocytosis depends on the underlying condition the affected individual has.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Acanthocytosis" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Acanthocytosis" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Acanthocytosis" returned 34 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Epilepsy revealing chorea-acanthocytosis: about a case].
 

Author(s): Nawfal Doghmi, Abdelghafour Elkoundi, Amine Meskine, Aziz Benakrout, Abdelouahed Baite, Cherqui Haimeur

Journal:

 

Chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the VSP13A gene on chromosome 9q21. It is characterized by neurological symptoms, psychiatric manifestations and multisystem involvement resulting in myopathy, axonal neuropathy and ...

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2016

Go To URL
Seizures as presenting and prominent symptom in chorea-acanthocytosis with c.2343del VPS13A gene mutation.
 

Author(s): Felix Benninger, Zaid Afawi, Amos D Korczyn, Karen L Oliver, Manuela Pendziwiat, Masayuki Nakamura, Akira Sano, Ingo Helbig, Samuel F Berkovic, Ilan Blatt

Journal: Epilepsia. 2016 Apr;57(4):549-56.

 

The aim of the study was to characterize the clinical features of nine patients in three families with chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) sharing the same rare c.2343del mutation in the VPS13A gene.

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2016

Go To URL
Teaching Video NeuroImages: Feeding dystonia in chorea-acanthocytosis.
 

Author(s): Martin Paucar, Per-Åke Lindestad, Ruth H Walker, Per Svenningsson

Journal: Neurology. 2015 Nov;85(19):e143-4.

 

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2015

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Acanthocytosis" returned 0 free, full-text review articles on human participants.

 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Lipoprotein Metabolism in Normal Volunteers and Patients With High Levels of Lipoproteins
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Abetalipoproteinemia; Atherosclerosis; Healthy; Inborn Errors Lipid Metabolism

 

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2017

Go to URL
Inherited Retinal Degenerative Disease Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eye Diseases Hereditary; Retinal Disease; Achromatopsia; Bardet-Biedl Syndrome; Bassen-Kornzweig Syndrome; Batten Disease; Best Disease; Choroidal Dystrophy; Choroideremia; Cone Dystrophy; Cone-Rod Dystrophy; Congenital Stationary Night Blindness; Enhanced S-Cone Syndrome; Fundus Albipunctatus; Goldmann-Favre Syndrome; Gyrate Atrophy; Juvenile Macular Degeneration; Kearns-Sayre Syndrome; Leber Congenital Amaurosis; Refsum Syndrome; Retinitis Pigmentosa; Retinitis Punctata Albescens; Retinoschisis; Rod-Cone Dystrophy; Rod Dystrophy; Rod Monochromacy; Stargardt Disease; Usher Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

Go to URL