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Eye of Tiger Sign in Paediatrics

Khurram Khaliq Bhinder, Mahnoor Sukaina, Zenab Farooq, Humaira Bashir, Laiba Khan and Ameena 

Hallervorden-Spatz disease is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that can be present in a paediatric age group. The disease is classified based on the onset of symptoms, such and classic and atypical. Early symptoms onset is generally appearing in the first decade of life manifesting cognitive impairment and neurodegeneration. However, a child can be present with psychiatric disorders and speech disorders after the first decade of life. The mainstay diagnosis is made based on T2 weighted MRI, exhibit an eye-of-tiger sign, typically due to the accumulation of iron in globus pallidus, basal ganglia, or substantia nigra. A typical classified Hallervorden-Spatz presented at our hospital, the child was diagnosed based on disease traits and confirmed by radio imaging.