Binswanger's disease

What is Binswanger's disease?

Binswanger's disease, also known as subcortical leukoencephalopathy, is a form of small vessel vascular dementia caused by damage to the white brain matter. White matter atrophy can be caused by many circumstances including chronic hypertension as well as old age. This disease is characterized by loss of memory and intellectual function and by changes in mood. These changes encompass what are known as executive functions of the brain. It usually presents between 54 and 66 years of age, and the first symptoms are usually mental deterioration or stroke.

It was described by Otto Binswanger in 1894, and

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GP had MRI done due to dizziness, falling and balance and cooridation for about 5 day, Hospitalized and diagnosed with Microvascular Ishemic...

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Microvascular strokes associated with hypertension are called Binswanger's disease and are a well known cause for...

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I just read my brain MRI report and the findings were of Mild diffuse cerebral volume loss greater than expected for the patients young age. The...

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First of all, let me reassure you that you do not have dementia or Alzheimer's disease (AD).

The most...

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What is multiinfarct dementia ?

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Multiple infarcts in brain can lead to dementia , hence called multi infarct dementia.It is atype of vascular dementia.
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