30 neurological disorders with very long acronyms

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 Parkinson’s disease (PD). Some are slightly longer, with three or four letters, for example frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS).

Lead Type (melting in the oven of your mind). jm3 on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jm3/379979781
Lead Type (melting in the oven of your mind). jm3 on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jm3/379979781

The best acronyms however are the longest and most convoluted. Below is a digest of 30 neurological disorders with acronyms at least 5 letters long. How many are you familiar with? Follow the links to discover the disease behind the acronym!

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ADLTE

ARSACS

BECTS

FAME

FIRES

Letters. Damian Gadal on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/23024164@N06/9231897039

FMTLE

FPEVF

FXTAS

GEFS+

CARASIL

Typewriter letters. Laineys Repertoire on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/76283671@N00/184612848

CAMOS

CANOMAD

CANVAS

CAPOS

DOORS

Letters. Kurtis Garbutt on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/kjgarbutt/5167441323

HaNDL

HMERF

IOSCA

MNGIE

MSCAE

Large roman letters carved in stone. Old Photo Profile on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4793133652

PACNS

PANDAS

PCNSL

PHARC

POEMS

Letters. lamdogjunkie on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lamdogjunkie/9303627298/

SCAN1

SNALE

SUDEP

SUNCT

SWEDDS

 

Pool of Knowledge. Ian Muttoo on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/2631466945
Pool of Knowledge. Ian Muttoo on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/2631466945

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Do you have a long neurological acronym to suggest?

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