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Genetic, clinical, and imaging characterization of one patient with late-onset, slowly progressive, pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration



We report on a patient with late-onset, pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) who revealed two new heterozygous mutations at gene testing and showed asymmetric moderately reduced striatal dopamine transporter binding with single photon emission computed tomography, possibly due to prolonged neuroleptic treatment. These findings expand the genetic and imaging spectrum of this rare disorder. © 2005 Movement Disorder Society