Patchy Myelinopathies: Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease, Cockayne Syndrome, and Others, also Including a Review of Primary Cerebral Mineralizations

  • Reinhard L. Friede

Abstract

The group of diseases described in this chapter has in common that there are multiple, irregular, patchy myelin defects in the white matter. A morphologic classification of this sort is by necessity provisional, pending identification of etiologic factors. Several of these diseases show, as a second feature, regional mineralization of the cerebral parenchyma. An abstract review of cerebral mineralizations is given in Table 42.1 at the end of this chapter as an aid in differential diagnosis.

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Leukemia Dementia Neurol Triglyceride Dermatitis 

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  • Reinhard L. Friede
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  1. 1.Zentrum Neurologische Medizin, Abteilung NeuropathologieGeorg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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