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Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (formerly called Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome) is a disorder of the nervous system.
A precise incidence of pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration is yet to be known. It is estimated that 1 to 3 per million people worldwide may be affected by the disorder.
Mutations in the PANK2 gene cause pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration.
Signs and symptoms of Pantothenate Kinase Neurodegeneration vary, but the atypical form is more likely than the classic form to involve speech defects and psychiatric problems.