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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.38 no.3 São Paulo Sept. 1980 

Leucodistrofia metacromatica: registro de um caso


Metachromatic leucodystrophy: a case report



Osvaldo J. M. NascimentoI; Marcos R. G. FreitasI; Alexandre A. AlencarII; Bernardo H. N. CoutoIII

IProfessor Auxiliar de Ensino. Instituto de Neurologia Deolindo Couto da U.F.R.J. (Serviço do Professor Bernardo Couto)
IIProfessor Adjunto (Neuropatologista). Instituto de Neurologia Deolindo Couto da U.F.R.J. (Serviço do Professor Bernardo Couto)
IIIProfessor Titular. Instituto de Neurologia Deolindo Couto da U.F.R.J. (Serviço do Professor Bernardo Couto)




É relatado um caso de leucodistrofia metacromática em paciente com três anos de idade. O exame histopatológico revelou inclusões metacromáticas dentro do citoplasma dos neurônios, o que permite comentar sobre a fisiopatogenia desta doença, grupando-a entre as lipidoses.


A case of metachromatic leucodystrophy in a three years old female patient is reported. Histopathological examination revealed metachromatic inclusions within the cytoplams of the neurons, which led the authors to comment on the physiopathogenesis of this disease, grouping it in cathegory of the lipidoses.



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