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Binswanger Disease

Louis R. Caplan

in Stroke

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739141
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739141.003.012

Series: What Do I Do Now

Binswanger Disease

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The most common vascular dementing illness in the world is due to multiple small deep infarcts accompanied by extensive white matter loss and demyelination. This condition, first described by Otto Binswanger is caused by disease of penetrating arteries, most often due to chronic hypertension.

Chapter.  1439 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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