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Biotin-thiamine-responsive basal ganglia disease
A rare genetic neurological disorder characterized by subacute encephalopathy with confusion, seizures, and movement disorder, often following a history of febrile illness. Imaging may reveal bilateral lesions in the basal ganglia. The disease usually becomes symptomatic in childhood and is life-threatening if left untreated, but symptoms can be reversed and progression prevented by treatment with high doses of biotin and thiamine.
ORPHA:65284Classification level: Disorder
- Clinical genetics review
- English (2013)