A disease of the nervous system characterized by nonprogressive sclerotic lesions of the white matter of the cerebral hemispheres. The eponym is also used to indicate variable neurologic manifestations related to scleroris of white matter, nonprogressive lesions possibly due to anoxic encephalopathy or arteriosclerotic ischemia of the brain.
- P. F. Schilder:
Zur Frage der Encephalitis periaxialis diffusa (sogenannte diffuse Sklerose).
Zeitschrift für die gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie, 1913, 15: 359.
- C. Foix, J. Marie:
La sclérose cerebrale controlobaire à tendence symetrique; ses raportss avec l’encéphalite periaxiale diffuse.
Encephale, Paris, 1927, 22: 81.
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