Canavan disease: neuromorphological and biochemical analysis of a brain biopsy specimen.


In this study we present a patient with Canavan disease or Van Bogaert and Bertrand type of spongiform leukodystrophy, proven by brain biopsy. We performed morphological studies and biochemical assays on fresh homogenates of the grey and white matter. Quantitative neuromorphological analysis of the cortex showed normal values except for poor dendritic… (More)


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