Canavan leukodystrophy: Introduction
Canavan leukodystrophy: A rare inherited disorder where a chemical imbalance in the brain leads to spongy degeneration of the central nervous system which results in progressive mental deterioration and associated symptoms.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Canavan leukodystrophy is available below.
Symptoms of Canavan leukodystrophy
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symptoms of Canavan leukodystrophy
Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Canavan leukodystrophy?
Canavan leukodystrophy: Related Patient Stories
Canavan leukodystrophy: Deaths
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Canavan leukodystrophy: Complications
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Causes of Canavan leukodystrophy
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Disease Topics Related To Canavan leukodystrophy
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Canavan leukodystrophy: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Canavan leukodystrophy
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild ...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis).
See symptoms of...read more »
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Canavan leukodystrophy: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Canavan leukodystrophy: Rare Types
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Definitions of Canavan leukodystrophy:
Canavan leukodystrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Canavan leukodystrophy, or a subtype of Canavan leukodystrophy,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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