acanthocytosis


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acanthocytosis

[ə‚kan·thə‚sī′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A disorder of erythrocytes in which spiny projections appear on the blood cells.
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Acanthocytosis or hereditary abetalipoproteinemia is a rare disease, described for 30 cases.
Other distinct clinicopathologic disorders in the scope of Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome include dementia, tetraparesis, neurofibrillary tangles, retinitis pigmentosa and acanthocytosis with or without lipid abnormalities, including hypoprebetalipoproteinemia, acanthocytosis, retinitis pigmentosa, pallidal degeneration [4].
The clinical and biochemical features in homozygous and compound heterozygous FHBL can include acanthocytosis, deficiencies of fat-soluble vitamins secondary to malabsorption, an atypical form of retinitis pigmentosa, and neuromuscular abnormalities.