demyelinating diseases

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Diseases in which the myelin sheath of nerves is destroyed or deficient. In some diseases there is an autoimmune component. Examples are Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease type 1, multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (a complication of acute viral infection), experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, Guillain–Barré syndrome, encephalitis periaxialis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.

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