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Dysmyelinating disorders

Dysmyelinating disorders are a subset of white matter disorders characterised by abnormal myelination. Dysmyelination is characterized by a defective structure and function of the myelin sheath and is distinct from demyelination which describes the destruction or damage of previously normal myelination. 

Dysmyelination tends to be caused by hereditary conditions that can be further subdivided into those which primarily affect white matter, and those that affect both white and grey matter.

Primarily affecting white matter

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White and grey matter affected

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