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Baló's disease

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A rare disease of the brain affecting both sexes, with onset in childhood. There is progressive spastic paralysis, and symptoms and signs of neurologic disorder according to areas of brain affected. It is characteized by concentric bands of intact myelin alternating with zones of demyelination, occurring in various parts of the white matter and brainstem. The aetiology is unknown; possibly a variety of Schilder's syndrome.


  • J. Baló:
    Leukoencephalitis periaxialis concentrica.
    Ról Magy Orv Arch, 1927, 28: 108-124.
    Translation in: Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Chicago, 1928, 19: 242-264.
  • Encephalitis periaxialis concentrica.
    Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Chicago, 1928, 19: 242-264.

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