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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is spiny red cell chorea?

Spiny red cell chorea or Chorea-acanthocytosis is neurological condition characterized by misshapen, spiny red blood cells (acanthocytosis) and chorea. Chorea is characterized by rapid, involuntary, purposeless movements. It's caused by inherited gene mutations.

Symptoms of spiny red cell chorea

  • Uncontrollable movements

  • Difficulty in walking

Questions your doctor may ask to check for spiny red cell chorea

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose spiny red cell chorea

  • Do you have movements of the hands/legs/face, that you cannot control?

  • Do you have any difficulty walking?

Treatment for spiny red cell chorea

There is currently no treatment to treat, prevent or slow the progression of Spiny red cell chorea or Chorea-acanthocytosis. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive.

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