Congenital metachromatic leukodystrophy

Abstract

The pathologic findings of a case of congenital metachromatic leukoencephalopathy are described in a newborn infant who died 20 hours after birth. Metachromatic material was found particularly in cerebral white matter. No metachromatic material was demonstrated, however, in central nervous system neurones or in cells of kidneys, lymph nodes and liver where large, vacuolated cells were found, probably because of the easy solubility in formalin of the deposited substance. Es werden die pathologischen Befunde eines Falles von angeborener metachromatischer Leukoencephalopathie bei einem Neugeborenem, das 20 Std post partum starb, geschildert. Metachromatisches Material war vor allem im Großhirnmark vorhanden, nicht jedoch in Neuronen, in den Nieren, in Lymphknoten und in der Leber, wo sich große vacuolosierte Zellen fanden, vermutlich weil die Speichersubstanz durch Formalin herausgelöst wurde.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00687860

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@article{Bubis2004CongenitalML, title={Congenital metachromatic leukodystrophy}, author={Jos{\'e} Bubis and L. Adlesberg}, journal={Acta Neuropathologica}, year={2004}, volume={6}, pages={298-302} }