Leukoencephalopathy with ataxia
An autosomal recessive neurologic disorder with a characteristic pattern of white matter abnormalities on brain MRI. Affected individuals have prominent signal abnormalities and decreased apparent diffusion coefficient values in the posterior limbs of the internal capsules, middle cerebral peduncles, pyramidal tracts in the pons, and middle cerebellar peduncles, suggesting myelin microvacuolation. Clinical features include ataxia and unstable gait. More variable abnormalities may include visual field defects, headaches, and learning disabilities.
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