Friday, August 24, 2012

Schilder's Disease

Schilder's disease is a chronic disease characterized by loss of myelin, which is the white fatty subtance the wraps the nerve cell axons; when this happens nerve impulse transmission along the nervous fibers is hindered. This diffuse destruction of the myelin takes place in the cerebral cortex. Schilder's disease is progressive and symptoms are seizures, muscle weakness, speech impairment, loss of balance, mental weakness, etc. It is very similar to multiple sclerosis, but it attacks children and young teenagers.