schilder's disease

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Schilder's disease Schil·der's disease (shĭl'dərz)
A degenerative fatal brain disease that is most common in children, characterized by the destruction of myelin in the white matter, progressive dementia, convulsions, failure of hearing, spastic paralysis, and blindness. Also called encephalitis periaxialis diffusa.

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