Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation

This page provides information on neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation for which most of it has been endorsed by ERN-RND members. It is structured as follows:

  • Definition
  • ERN-RND centres
  • Diagnosis
  • Care standards
  • Clinical studies & trials
  • Registries
  • Patient organisations
  • Study groups & networks
  • Useful links, training resources, evidence and publications
  • CPMS use case


According to the NBIA Disorders Association, "Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation is a group of rare, genetic neurological disorders characterized by abnormal accumulation of iron in the basal ganglia." Please find more information on the NBIA Disorders Association's website.

ERN-RND centres


  • ERN-RND approved diagnostic flowcharts

Care Standards

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Clinical studies & trials

  • Clinical trials at ERN-RND centres
  • International clinical studies & trials


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Patient organisations

Patient organisations are non-profit organisations which are patient-focused where patients and/or carers represent a majority of members in governing bodies (European Medicines Agency, 2014). Herewith, we provide a list of national and European patient organisations that work in the disease area that is covered by ERN-RND.

Study groups & networks

The listed study groups and disease networks are external networks and groups, which are leaders in the field of research for these disease groups. ERN-RND’s work is based on and complimentary to the work being done by these networks.

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Useful links, training resources, evidence and publications

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CPMS use case

We organise e-case meetings on neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation  in order to discuss unsolved cases after comprehensive genetic testing (including Phenocopies).

Find out more about the CPMS here