February 1973

Perinatal Sudanophilic Leukodystrophy

Author Affiliations

Charlottesville, Va
From the departments of neurology (Dr. Sarnat) and pathology (Dr. Adelman), University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;125(2):281-285. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.04160020091019

A full-term infant girl exhibited a rapidly progressing neurologic disease characterized clinically by respiratory distress, flaccidity, myoclonic seizures, and a periodic electroencephalographic pattern. Death occurred at 18 days of age. Sudanophilic leukodystrophy was found at postmortem examination.