30 neurological disorders with long ACRONYMS…and their checklists

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).

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. 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?

ADCME

ADLTE

ARSACS

BAFME

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BECTS

FCMTE

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

PACNS

PANDAS

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PCNSL

PHARC

POEMS

SCAN1

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SNALE

SUDEP

SUNCT

SWEDDS

Just in case you didn’t notice, there are actually 32 acronyms above. Follow the links to discover the disease behind the acronym! Explore these and many other neurological disorders on Neurochecklists

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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