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Acanthocytosis, normolipoproteinaemia and multiple tics
  1. E. M. R. Critchley,
  2. J. T. Nicholson,
  3. J. J. Betts,
  4. D. J. Weatherall


    A chronic degenerative neurological disorder is described which is characterized by tics, grimacing, involuntary movements, a severe disturbance of swallowing and a concurrent malformation of the erythrocytes. This condition is clearly different from familial hypo-betalipoproteinaemia and abetalipoproteinaemia, the two previously described neurological disorders associated with abnormal red cells.

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