Hallervorden-Spatz is a neurological disorder which causes problems with one’s movement. It is an inherited issue which is rare but serious. The patient’s condition worsens over time and the disorder can prove to be fatal.
Prognosis of Hallervorden-Spatz Disease
As mentioned above, HSD worsens over time and damages the nerves. It results into lack of movement and death by early childhood. If a person is born with HSD, the progression of their disease is faster than people who develop the disorder during adult life. Life expectancy of affected patients has become better with medical advancement and people with late-onset of HSD may live up to adulthood.
The not-so-good outlook of HSD in patients is because there is no cure of it. Only the symptoms can be treated and the treatment course may vary from person to person. Treatment options may include both therapy and medications.
Along with no cure for it, HSD can also not be prevented. Families with a history of this disease may benefit from genetic counseling.
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