White matter disorders

Last revised by Frank Gaillard on 14 Jan 2019

White matter diseases are a group of conditions that predominantly or significantly affect the white matter of the brain. They comprise a vast heterogeneous group and have a variety of appearances and presentations. They cause disease by altering the process of normal myelination

Useful groupings

White matter disease can be broadly grouped into:

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Cases and figures

  • Splenial demyelinating lesion
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