Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 5
A hypomyelinating leukodystrophy associated with congenital cataract. It is clinically characterized by congenital cataract, progressive neurologic impairment, and diffuse myelin deficiency. Affected individuals experience progressive pyramidal and cerebellar dysfunction, muscle weakness and wasting prevailingly in the lower limbs. Mental deficiency ranges from mild to moderate. HLD5 shows clinical variability, but features of hypomyelination combined with increased periventricular white matter water content are consistently observed.
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