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A recessively inherited disease characterized by presenile dementia along with large-scale destruction of cancellous bones. Initial symptoms, starting in the twenties, are pain and swelling resulting from cysts in the wrists and ankles. Extremity bone fractures could occur with minor trauma. At around 30 years of age, patients gradually develop neuropsychiatric symptoms, including epileptic seizures, agnosia, apraxia, speech disorder, memory disturbance, euphoria, and loss of social inhibitions. The disorder usuallly leads to death in the fifth decade of life.




Nasu-Hakola disease
Presenile dementia with bone cysts


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