Giant axonal neuropathy

What is Giant axonal neuropathy?

Giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) is a severe, slowly progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive motor and sensory peripheral neuropathy, central nervous system involvement (including pyramidal and cerebellar signs), and characteristic kinky hair in most cases.

Other condition names

  • GAN

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive


  • Worldwide: Unknown

Age of Onset

  • Childhood
  • Infancy
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