Intellectual Disability, Falls and Gait Disturbances: A Misdiagnosis

  • Noel Lorenzo Villalba Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Santiago Díaz Nicolas Neurology Department, Dr Negrin University Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Maria Belen Alonso Ortiz Internal Medicine Department, Dr Negrin University Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Zaida Cordoba Sosa Internal Medicine Department, Fuerteventura General Hospital, Puerto del Rosario, Spain
  • Saturnino Suárez Ortega Internal Medicine Department, Dr Negrin University Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Abrar-Ahmad Zulfiqar Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

Keywords

Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation, pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration, magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract

We report the case of a 27-year-old man presenting with slowly progressive extrapyramidal dysfunction and learning disability considered to have a syndromic intellectual disability. The re-evaluation of the clinical features and the investigations performed led to the diagnosis of atypical pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN).

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  • Published: 2020-02-13

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    How to cite:
    Lorenzo Villalba, N., Díaz Nicolas, S., Alonso Ortiz, M. B., Cordoba Sosa, Z., Suárez Ortega, S., & Zulfiqar, A.-A. (2020). Intellectual Disability, Falls and Gait Disturbances: A Misdiagnosis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001488

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