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KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (KAND)

What is KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (KAND)?

KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (KAND) is an extremely rare genetic disease caused by a change in the KIF1A gene. 

KIF1A is a molecular motor protein vital to brain function. Mutations in KIF1A cause a neurodegenerative disorder with a progressive course. 

As of July 2017, fewer than 50 kids from around the world are known to have KAND.

What are the symptoms of KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (KAND)? 

KAND is associated with:

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Cerebellar atrophy
  • Ataxia
  • Spastic paraplegia
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Epilepsy.

What causes KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (KAND)? 

KAND is caused by a mutation of the KIF1A gene.

What are the treatments for KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (KAND)?

There is no cure or treatment for KAND. 

Where can I find out more about KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (KAND)? 

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