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  1. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a neurological disorder characterized by destruction of the myelin,an oily substance that helps protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord,also known as central nervous system (CNS) white matter. It is caused by a virus called JC virus (JCV),named after the initials of the patient in whom it was first discovered. The virus is ...

  2. Leukodystrophy

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Leukodystrophy is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  3. Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  4. Post Polio Syndrome

    Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a syndrome that affects some people who have had polio (poliomyelitis) and occurs many years (typically from 10 to 40 years) after recovery from the initial infection. It is characterized by the development of progressive weakness in muscles that were affected by the original polio infection. In addition,those affected may experience extreme fatigue and joint pain. ...

  5. Lissencephaly

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Lissencephaly is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  6. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Vogt Koyanagi Harada Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  7. Cavernous Malformation

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Cavernous Malformation is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Mal de Debarquement

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Mal de Debarquement is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  9. VACTERL with Hydrocephalus

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report VACTERL with Hydrocephalus is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  10. Hydrocephalus

    Hydrocephalus is a condition in which abnormally widened (dilated) cerebral spaces in the brain (ventricles) inhibit the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the skull and puts pressure on the brain tissue. An enlarged head in infants and increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure are frequent findings but are not necessary for the diagnosis of ...

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