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Definition

Characterized by a congenital insensitivity to pain, anhidrosis (absence of sweating), absence of reaction to noxious stimuli, self-mutilating behavior, and mental retardation. This rare autosomal recessive disorder is also known as congenital sensory neuropathy with anhidrosis or hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IV or familial dysautonomia type II.

Acronym

CIPA

Synonyms

Familial dysautonomia, type II
Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy IV
HSAN4
HSAN IV
Neuropathy, congenital sensory, with anhidrosis

 
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