Skip to Content

Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome

Pronunciation: hah'ler-for-den shpahts

Definition: a disorder characterized by dystonia with other extrapyramidal dysfunctions appearing in the first two decades of life; associated with large amounts of iron in the globus pallidus and substantia nigra.

Synonym(s): Hallervorden syndrome, Hallervorden-Spatz disease, status dysmyelinisatus

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide