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The McLeod syndrome without acanthocytes

Jirí Klempír, Jan Roth, Katerina Zárubová, Martin Písacka, Natasa Spacková, Louise Tilley
Parkinsonism & related Disorders 2008, 14 (4): 364-6
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A 45-year-old man developed chorea, behavioural changes, moderate amyotrophy and polyneuropathy. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and increased serum lactate dehydrogenase and creatine kinase (CK) were found. Acanthocytes were not detected. The absence of XK protein and faintly expressed Kell antigens on erythrocytes were found. Genetic test revealed a R133X mutation of the XK gene, confirming the McLeod syndrome. After 7 years he suddenly developed delirium followed by severe hypoglycaemia, hyperthermia, rhabdomyolysis, hepatic and renal failure. Malignant arrhythmia caused death.

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