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HALLERVORDEN-SPATZ DISEASE

Homeopathy Treatment for Hallervorden-Spatz Disease

Hallervorden-Spatz disease (HSD) is a rare genetic disorder. It is characterized by progressive neurological dysfunction and loss of memory (dementia). It is a movement disorder which runs in families. It is first described by Hallervorden and Spatz in 1922.

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Causes:

HSD is chiefly genetic, linked to chromosome 20. It is due to the defect in the gene that makes a protein called pantothenate kinase 2 (PANK 2). Recently, this disease is termed as pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration.

 

Symptoms:

Symptoms usually start appearing in late childhood.

Involuntary muscle contractions (dystonia)

Involuntary, jerky muscle movements (Choreoathetosis)

Muscle rigidity

Tremors

Uncoordinated muscle movements (ataxia)

Convulsions

Loss of memory

Disorientation

Confusion

Speech difficulty (dysarthria)

 

Diagnosis:

Clinical signs and symptoms

MRI of brain - may show iron deposits in Basal Ganglia

Genetic tests - for PANK2

 

Prognosis:

Prognosis is usually poor. Death usually occurs in 10 years after the onset of the disease.

Treatment:

Treatment of HSD is usually symptomatic and supportive.

Physiotherapy

Speech therapy

Occupational therapy

Homeopathic Treatment for HallervordenSpatz:

Homeopathy can be administered as a supportive therapy along with physiotherapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. Homeopathy can help in improving the general well-being and vitality of the patient. Needless to say, homeopathic treatment is without any side-effects whatsoever.


Homeopathic Medicine:

Stramonium, Hyoscymus, Baryta Carb, Natrum Mur

RL43,Neural Drop

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