BRIV_adv
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
  Users Online: 1003 Home | About the Journal | InstructionsCurrent Issue | Back IssuesLogin      Print this page Email this page  Small font size Default font size Increase font size
CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-136

A case of hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type IV


1 Department of Pediatrics, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2 Child Development Clinic, KLE University's JN Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
G P Prashanth
Department of Pediatrics, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad-580 009, Karnataka
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.94999

Rights and Permissions

Hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type IV (HSAN -IV), also known as congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, is a very rare condition that presents in infancy with anhidrosis, absence of pain sensation and self -mutilation. Developmental delay and mental retardation are usually present. Ultrastructural study of the peripheral nerves demonstrates loss of the unmyelinated and small myelinated fibers. We here report a 8 year -old boy with HSAN IV with typical clinical features where the diagnosis was supported by nerve biopsy findings. However, our case was unusual since mental development was normal.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed4403    
    Printed116    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded113    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal