Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134--136

A case of hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type IV


GP Prashanth1, Mahesh Kamate2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Prashanth G P, Kamate M. A case of hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type IV.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2012;15:134-136


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Prashanth G P, Kamate M. A case of hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type IV. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Dec 1 ];15:134-136
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