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There is no cure for Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy and no treatment that can stop the progress of the disease. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.
Infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD) is a very rare, hereditary chronic disorder of the nervous system. It is characterized by irregularities of nerve endings within the brain and spinal cord and outside the central nervous system.
Infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD) is a rare genetic disorder that affects the nerve axons (which are responsible for conducting messages) in the brain and other parts of the body, causing a progressive loss of vision and of physical and mental skills.
Electrophysiology may be helpful for diagnosis of Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy, although diagnosis is usually confirmed by tissue biopsy of skin, rectum, nerve or conjunctive tissue to confirm the presence of characteristic swellings (spheroid bodies) in the nerve axons.
Symptoms of Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy usually begin within the first 2 years of life, with the loss of head control and the ability to sit, crawl, or walk, accompanied by deterioration in vision and speech.