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Hereditary diffuse leucoencephalopathy with spheroids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12933955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hereditary diffuse leucoencephalopathy with spheroids (HDLS) is a rare inherited progressive leucoencephalopathy characterised by giant neuroaxonal swellings (spheroids) within the CNS white matter. The case is reported of a 45 year old woman with a rapidly progressive fulminant illness course characterised by progressive cognitive decline with depressive features. A presumed dominant inheritance pattern was elicited. This report reviews the literature on HDLS and the relation of this disorder to other conditions with giant neuroaxonal swellings.
N Hancock; M Poon; B Taylor; C McLean
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-22     Completed Date:  2003-10-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1345-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Internal Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology
Brain Ischemia / genetics*,  pathology*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / genetics*,  pathology*
Cognition Disorders / etiology*
Frontal Lobe / pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged

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