30 neurological disorders with long ACRONYMS…and their checklists

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Many neurological disorders and syndromes have very long and windy names. To bypass these tongue-twisting appellations, neurologists have become adept at coming up with great and catchy acronyms.

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Many neurological acronyms are very short, for example multiple sclerosis (MS), and Parkinosn’s disease (PD). Some are slightly longer, with three or four letters, for example  frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS).

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The best acronyms however are the longest. What are these disorders with convoluted acronyms? Below is a digest of 30 neurochecklists of disorders with acronyms at least 5 letters long. How many are you familiar with?

ADLTE

ARSACS (SPAX 6)

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BECTS

FAME

FIRES

FMTLE

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FPEVF

FXTAS

GEFS+

CARASIL

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CAMOS

CANOMAD

CANVAS

CAPOS

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DOORS

HaNDL

HMERF

IOSCA

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MNGIE

MSCAE

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