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Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 261-267

Infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy or Seitelberger's disease

IV. Autonomic nervous system involvement: Electron microscopic study in two siblings
  • Madeleine Berard-BadierAffiliated withLaboratoire de Neuropathologie, Faculté de Médecine
  • , M. TogaAffiliated withLaboratoire de Neuropathologie, Faculté de Médecine
  • , D. GambarelliAffiliated withLaboratoire de Neuropathologie, Faculté de Médecine
  • , J. HassounAffiliated withLaboratoire de Neuropathologie, Faculté de Médecine
  • , J. F. PellissierAffiliated withLaboratoire de Neuropathologie, Faculté de Médecine
  • , N. PinsardAffiliated withLaboratoire de Neuropathologie, Faculté de Médecine
  • , R. BernardAffiliated withLaboratoire de Neuropathologie, Faculté de Médecine

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Summary

The autonomic nervous system is studied by electron microscopy for the first time in two siblings born of North African consanguineous parents and affected by infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy. The changes already reported in dystrophic axons of the central and peripheral nervous system, are seen in the myenteric plexus of rectum mucosa. The authors stress the diffuse involvement of the nervous tissue in this degenerative disorder of still unknown nature.

Key words

Neuroaxonal Dystrophy Infantile Autonomi Nervous System Electron Microscopy