These mnemonics about Adams-Nance Syndrome will be a helpful tool for medical and nursing students, as it will allow them to recall the most important aspects of this syndrome quickly and easily.
Students can remember the symptoms during tests, clinical rotations, and discussions of patient cases by simply memorizing the mnemonic. The mnemonic may also aid in the identification and treatment of the problem by helping pupils remember key information.
Adams-Nance Syndrome is a neurological condition caused by a rare genetic mutation. Movement disorders (such as dystonia or choreoathetosis), strabismus (crossed eyes), nystagmus (involuntary eye movements), anomalies of the corpus callosum (the bundle of nerve fibers connecting the two hemispheres of the brain), non-specific facial dysmorphism (unusual facial features), and cortical blindness (loss of vision due to dazzle) are all neurological symptoms associated with this condition (seizures).
Adams–Nance Syndrome Signs & Symptoms Mnemonics :
- A – Ataxia (uncoordinated movement)
- D – Developmental delay
- A – Absent speech
- M – Movement disorders (such as dystonia or choreoathetosis)
- S – Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- N – Nystagmus (involuntary eye movements)
- A – Anomalies of the corpus callosum (the bundle of nerve fibers that connects the two hemispheres of the brain)
- N – Non-specific facial dysmorphism (unusual facial features)
- C – Cortical blindness (loss of vision due to damage to the brain’s visual cortex)
- E – Epilepsy (seizures)
Mnemonic: “ADAMS NANCE“
Adams–Nance Syndrome Clinical Features Mnemonics :
- A (Ataxia): difficulty with coordination and balance
- D (Dystonia): involuntary muscle contractions that cause twisting movements and abnormal postures
- A (Aphasia): difficulty with language and communication
- M (Mental retardation): intellectual disability and developmental delay
- S (Seizures): abnormal electrical activity in the brain that can cause convulsions or loss of consciousness
- N (Nystagmus): rapid, involuntary eye movements
- C (Chorea): irregular, dance-like movements