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Hallervorden's syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Poser’s syndrome

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A rather variable and aspecific disturbance of unknown aetiology marked by neurologic and mental symptoms and signs of progressive loss of vision and speech, then hearing, down to decerebration.

Description

A rather variable and aspecific disturbance of unknown aetiology marked by neurologic and mental symptoms and signs of progressive loss of vision and speech, then hearing, down to decerebration. Age of onset usually between first month and 15 years of life. Mode of inheritance is uncertain. Age of onset usually between first month and 15 years of life. Mode of inheritance is uncertain.

Bibliography

  • J. Hallervorden:
    Die degenerative diffuse Sklerose.
    In P. Lubarsch, F. Henke, R. Rossle (ed): Handbuch der speziellen pathologischen Anatomie und Histologie. Volume 13, pp 716-782. Berlin, Springer Verlag, 1957.
  • C. M. Poser:
    Pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. A critical reappraisal.We thank Andre Trombeta for information submitted.
    Acta neuropathologica, 1986, 71: 1.

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