Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2020 11 7;80:28-31. Epub 2020 Sep 7.
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany; Translational Neurodegeneration Section "Albrecht Kossel", Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Rostock, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany; DZNE, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Research Site Rostock/Greifswald, Rostock, Germany; Center for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock (CTNR), University Medical Center Rostock, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany. Electronic address:
Introduction: Chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) is a rare hereditary neurodegenerative disease, characterized by hyper- and hypokinetic movement disorders, peripheral neuropathy and acanthocytosis. Biomarkers are not established; possible candidates include neurofilament reflecting neuroaxonal damage.
Methods: We studied serum neurofilament light chain (sNfL) of six ChAc patients compared to two healthy control cohorts (A, six age/sex matched and B, historical cohort of 59 healthy adult subjects) and in two patients with the very similar condition of McLeod syndrome (MLS), the second core syndrome of neuroacanthocytosis. Read More