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Hypomyelination with atrophy of basal ganglia and cerebellum
Other Names for this Disease
- Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 6
- Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, with atrophy of the basal ganglia and cerebellum
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The exact cause of hypomyelination with atrophy of basal ganglia and cerebellum (H-ABC) is not yet known. However, H-ABC is a type of leukodystrophy, and most leukodystrophies are caused by changes (mutations) in certain genes. Therefore, some researchers have suggested that H-ABC may also have a genetic cause.
Last updated: 3/28/2012
- Schiffmann R, van der Knaap MS. The latest on leukodystrophies. Current opinion in neurology. 2004; 17:187-192. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15021247. Accessed 3/27/2012.