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Schilder's Disease

Schilder's Disease: Introduction

Schilder's Disease: Note: Schilder’s disease is not the same as Addison-Schilder disease (adrenoleukodystrophy). Schilder's disease is a rare progressive ... more about Schilder's Disease.

Schilder's Disease: Rare nerve myelin condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Schilder's Disease is available below.

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Prognosis for Schilder's Disease

Prognosis for Schilder's Disease: Variable. Some people get remission, others get mild problems, others get severe, sometimes fatal.

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Note: Schilder’s disease is not the same as Addison-Schilder disease (adrenoleukodystrophy). Schilder's disease is a rare progressive demyelinating disorder which usually begins in childhood. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Schilder's Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Schilder's Disease:

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) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Schilder'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 Schilder's Disease, or a subtype of Schilder's Disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Schilder's Disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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