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Hallervorden-Spatz disease: Historical case presentation in the spotlight of nosological evolution

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  • Amaryllis Van Craenenbroeck MD,

    1. Department of Neurology, Born Bunge Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
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    • Amaryllis Van Craenenbroeck and Marilien Gebruers contributed equally to the article.

  • Marilien Gebruers MD,

    1. Department of Neurology, Born Bunge Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
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    • Amaryllis Van Craenenbroeck and Marilien Gebruers contributed equally to the article.

  • Jean-Jacques Martin MD, PhD,

    1. Department of Neurology, Born Bunge Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
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  • Patrick Cras MD, PhD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Neurology, Born Bunge Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
    • Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Antwerp, Wilrijkstraat 10, B-2650 Edegem, Belgium
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  • Potential conflict of interest: Nothing to report.

Abstract

Baron Dr. Ludo van Bogaert (1897–1989) authored more than 700 publications, gave countless lectures at Belgian and foreign universities and at international congresses, and trained more than 300 specialists from all over the world in the Bunge Institute. He filmed many of his patients suffering from movement disorders. Hallervorden-Spatz disease (HSD) was first described in 1922. The recognition of this well-defined syndrome was followed by several case reports published and in 1936, a new case was reported by Ludo van Bogaert and Clovis Vincent. To the best of our knowledge, this case report can be considered as the first filmed case of HSD. © 2010 Movement Disorder Society

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