Hallervorden-Spatz is a rare genetic disorder. It is characterized by progressive neurological dysfunction and dementia (loss of memory). It is a movement disorder which runs in families. It is foremost described by Hallervorden and Spatz in 1922.
HSD is mainly genetic, linked to chromosome 20. It is because of the defect in the gene that makes a protein called pantothenate kinase-2. Recently, this disease is expressed as pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration.
Symptoms usually start appearing in late childhood.
Treatment of HSD is usually symptomatic and supportive.
Homeopathy can be administered as a supportive therapy along with physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Homeopathy can help in improving the general well being and vitality of the patient. Needless to say, homeopathic treatment is without any side-effects whatsoever.
These symptoms were there for 6 to 8 years. In last 2 years, there was rapid development of the disease and patient presented with following symptoms.