Canavan Disease Definition

kăn ə-văn′, -vən
An inherited form of leukodystrophy characterized by small, fluid-filled spaces in the brain, giving it a spongelike appearance, and resulting in progressive paralysis, blindness, megalencephaly, and usually death in infancy or childhood.
American Heritage Medicine

A degenerative disorder that causes progressive damage to nerve cells in the brain.


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