This is a multiparametric MR study of the first reported patient with adult-onset genetically confirmed vanishing white matter (VWM) disease. It shows that, despite the presence of a severe and diffuse damage of the brain WM, brain gray matter, and cervical cord tissue, the cortical adaptive capacities were relatively preserved. Interpatient variability of brain plasticity may contribute to the known phenotypic variation of patients with VWM disease.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jan 2004|