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What is Balo's concentric sclerosis?

What is Balo's concentric sclerosis?

  • Balo's concentric sclerosis: Demyelination of the brain producing a variety of symptoms depending on the area of the brain affected.
  • Balo's concentric sclerosis: A rare central nervous system demyelinating condition affecting children and young adults. Pathologic findings include a large, sharply defined, asymmetric focus of myelin destruction that may involve an entire lobe or cerebral hemisphere. The clinical course tends to be progressive and includes dementia, cortical blindness, cortical deafness, spastic hemiplegia, and pseudobulbar palsy. Concentric sclerosis of Balo is differentiated from diffuse cerebral sclerosis of Schilder by the pathologic finding of alternating bands of destruction and preservation of myelin in concentric rings. Alpers' Syndrome refers to a heterogeneous group of diseases that feature progressive cerebral deterioration and liver disease. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p914; Dev Neurosci 1991;13(4-5):267-73)
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Balo's concentric sclerosis: Introduction

Types of Balo's concentric sclerosis:

Broader types of Balo's concentric sclerosis:

How serious is Balo's concentric sclerosis?

Complications of Balo's concentric sclerosis: see complications of Balo's concentric sclerosis

What causes Balo's concentric sclerosis?

Causes of Balo's concentric sclerosis: see causes of Balo's concentric sclerosis

What are the symptoms of Balo's concentric sclerosis?

Symptoms of Balo's concentric sclerosis: see symptoms of Balo's concentric sclerosis

Complications of Balo's concentric sclerosis: see complications of Balo's concentric sclerosis

Can anyone else get Balo's concentric sclerosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Balo's concentric sclerosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Balo's concentric sclerosis

Balo's concentric sclerosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Balo's concentric sclerosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Balo's concentric sclerosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Balo's concentric sclerosis: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Balo's concentric sclerosis.
Treatments for Balo's concentric sclerosis: see treatments for Balo's concentric sclerosis
Research for Balo's concentric sclerosis: see research for Balo's concentric sclerosis

Name and Aliases of Balo's concentric sclerosis

Main name of condition: Balo's concentric sclerosis

Other names or spellings for Balo's concentric sclerosis:

encephalitis periaxialis concentrica, leukoencephalitis periaxialis concentrica, Diffuse cerebral sclerosis of Schilder

Encephalitis periaxalis diffusa, Myelinoclastic diffuse sclerosis, Schilder's disease, Diffuse sclerosis of Schilder Source - Diseases Database

Balo's concentric sclerosis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Balo's concentric sclerosis:

  • Borderline form of multiple sclerosis
  • Marburg multiple sclerosis
  • Distal oligodendrogliopathy
  • Liesegang's periodic precipitation phenomenon
 

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