Canavan disease

Case contributed by Ayman Elmesalamy


Delayed growth and fits in an infant.

Patient Data

Age: 15 month
Gender: Male

Bilateral white matter abnormal signal involving the subcortical U fibers.

Incidental cavum vergae.

Case Discussion

Canavan disease is a rare leukodystrophy, in which the child has severe intellectual disability and blindness, in which death during early childhood is characteristic.

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