Hemorrhagic destruction of the brain with subependymal calcification and cataracts
A syndrome characterized by congenital cataracts and severe brain abnormalities apparently resulting from hemorrhagic destruction of the brain parenchyma, including the cerebral white matter and basal ganglia. Patients manifest profound developmental delay, and other neurologic features included seizures, spasticity, and hyperreflexia. The clinical course is very severe resulting in death in infancy. Brain imaging shows multifocal intraparenchymal hemorrhage with associated liquefaction and massive cystic degeneration, and calcification in the subependymal region and in brain tissue.
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