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What is Binswanger's Disease?

What is Binswanger's Disease?

  • Binswanger's Disease: A type of senile dementia characterized by chronic cerebrovascular disease.

Binswanger's Disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Binswanger's Disease, or a subtype of Binswanger's Disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Binswanger's Disease: Introduction

Types of Binswanger's Disease:

Broader types of Binswanger's Disease:

How many people get Binswanger's Disease?

Prevalance of Binswanger's Disease: rare

Who gets Binswanger's Disease?

Patient Profile for Binswanger's Disease: Usually 60's or later.

How serious is Binswanger's Disease?

Prognosis of Binswanger's Disease: Poor. Degenerative. Often death from stroke within 5 years.
Complications of Binswanger's Disease: see complications of Binswanger's Disease
Prognosis of Binswanger's Disease: Binswanger's disease is a slowly progressive condition for which there is no cure. The disorder is often marked by strokes and partial recovery. Patients with this disorder usually die within 5 years after its onset. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Binswanger's Disease Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Binswanger's Disease?

Causes of Binswanger's Disease: see causes of Binswanger's Disease

What are the symptoms of Binswanger's Disease?

Symptoms of Binswanger's Disease: see symptoms of Binswanger's Disease

Complications of Binswanger's Disease: see complications of Binswanger's Disease

Onset of Binswanger's Disease: 50-60 years of age

Binswanger's Disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Binswanger's Disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Binswanger's Disease.

How is it treated?

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

Organs Affected by Binswanger's Disease:

Organs and body systems related to Binswanger's Disease include:

Name and Aliases of Binswanger's Disease

Main name of condition: Binswanger's Disease

Other names or spellings for Binswanger's Disease:

Subcortical Arteriosclerotic Encephalopathy, SAE, Binswanger encephalopathy, multi-infarct dementia, ischemic periventricular leukoencephalopathy, Dementia multi-infarct

Progressive vascular leukoencephalopathy, Subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy Source - Diseases Database

Dementia multi-infarct, Multi-infarct dementia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Binswanger's Disease: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Binswanger's Disease:

 

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