Signs of giant axonal neuropathy usually begin in the peripheral nervous system, which governs movement and sensation in the arms, legs, and other parts of the body. Most individuals with this disorder first have problems with walking. Later they may lose sensation, coordination, strength, and reflexes in their limbs. Hearing and visual problems may also occur. Extremely kinky hair (as compared to others in the family) is characteristic of giant axonal neuropathy, occurring in almost all affected people.
As the disorder progresses, the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) may become involved, causing a gradual decline in mental function, loss of control of body movement, and seizures.
Giant axonal neuropathy is an inherited condition characterized by abnormal and dysfunctional axons, which are the specialized extensions of nerve cells that are required for the transmission of nerve impulses.read more
Multifocal motor neuropathy is an acquired immune-mediated demyelinating neuropathy that is characterised by slowly progressive weakness.read more