Canavan disease

Case contributed by Dr Ayman Elmesalamy

Presentation

Delayed growth and fits in an infant.

Patient Data

Age: 15 month
Gender: Male
MRI

Bilateral white matter abnormal signal involving the subcortical U fibers.

Incidental septum pellucidum.

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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Case information

rID: 26381
Published: 18th Dec 2013
Last edited: 2nd Mar 2020
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