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Is there any treatment for infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There is no cure for infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD) and no treatment that can stop the progress of the disease. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Doctors can prescribe medications for pain relief and sedation. Physiotherapists and other physical therapists can teach parents and caregivers how to position and seat their child and exercise its arms and legs to maintain comfort.

This answer is based on source information from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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