leukodystrophy

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leukodystrophy

[‚lü·kə′dis·trə·fē]
(medicine)
A condition thought to result from an inborn error of metabolism and characterized by progressive degeneration of the white matter of the cerebrum, or by defective buildup of myelin.
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This was followed by vascular diseases (infarct/thrombosis), congenital malformations, tumours, encephalitis, phakomatoses, mesial temporal sclerosis, leucodystrophy and cavernous angioma.
Kimberley Van Gollen, from Redditch, suffered from the rare genetic and eventually terminal disease leucodystrophy, which slowly robbed her of her mobility and senses.
A new ataxic leucodystrophy with recessive inheritance was described by van der Knaap et al.
Globoid cell leucodystrophy (Krabbe's disease): deficiency of galactocerebroside [beta]-galactosidase.