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Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy

Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy: Introduction

Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy: Degeneration of the brain white matter. The condition tends to progress relatively slowly but a sudden deterioration of symptoms can occur after a head trauma or an illness involving fever. Some degree of recovery can occur after the sudden deterioration but other cases can result in coma and death. Survival is possible into the third decade. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy is available below.

Symptoms of Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy

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Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy: Complications

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Causes of Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy

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Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy

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Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy

Prognosis for Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy: death occurs from a few years to a few decades after onset

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  1. Vanishing white matter leukodystrophy: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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