Disease Information for Balo Disease/Concentric Sclerosis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Muscle cramps/spasms
Cognitive defect
Dystonia, acquired
Gradual paralysis
Headache
Odd body posturing
Paralysis
Progressive neurological disorder/signs
Seizures
Spasms in Both Legs
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Relentless
Course/Subacute
Onset/adult
Demographics & Risk Factors
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult/all
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Multiple sclerosis
Associated Disease & Complications
Encephalopathy/CNS effect
Leukoencephalopathy process
Paralytic Disorder
Progressive leukoencephalopathy/multifocal
Demyelinating Disease
General paralysis/General Paresis
Intracranial Lesion
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Demyelination
Synonyms
Synonym
(Schilder's disease) or (Balo's concentric sclerosis), Balo, Baló, Balo concentric sclerosis, Balo concentric sclerosis (disorder), Balo sclerosis, Baló sclerosis, Balo's Concentric Sclerosis, Balo's concentric sclerosis (disorder), Balo's disease, concentric sclerosis, Concentric sclerosis (Balo), Concentric Sclerosis Balo, Concentric Sclerosis Balo's, Encephalitis periaxialis Balo's, encephalitis periaxialis concentrica, periaxialis encephalitis concentrica, Schilder's disease, Scleroses Balo's Concentric, sclerosis Balo, sclerosis Baló, sclerosis concentric, Synonym/Concentric Sclerosis (Balo), Synonym/Leukoencephalitis Periaxialis Concentric, Synonym/Periaxialis Cerebral Concentric Sclerosis (Balo)
Definition

Balo Disease; Concentric Sclerosis; Encephalitis Periaxialis Concentrica; Leukoencephalitis Periaxialis Concentric; Balo Disease is a rare and progressive variant of multiple sclerosis; It usually first appears in adulthood, but childhood cases have also been reported; While multiple sclerosis typically is a disease that waxes and wanes, Balo Disease is different in that it tends to be rapidly progressive; Symptoms may include headache, seizures, gradual paralysis, involuntary muscle spasms, and cognitive loss; The alternative names for Balo Disease, concentric sclerosis or Balo concentric sclerosis, refer to the fact that Balo Disease is characterized by bands of intact myelin (the sheath of fatty substances surrounding nerve fibers) alternating with rings of loss of myelin (demyelination) in various parts of the brain and brain stem; The symptoms of Balo Disease vary, according to the areas of the brain that are affected; Symptoms may progress rapidly over several weeks or more slowly over two to three years --------[NORD 2005]-------------------------

Baló"s encephalitis ; Baló"s concentric sclerosis; Balo" s disease; Balo"s syndrome; Concentric sclerosis, encephalitis periaxialis concentrica, leucoencephalitis periaxialis leukoencephalitis periaxialis concentrica; Leukoencephalopathia

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