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Disease Leukoaraiosis

Name Leukoaraiosis
Synonym Leukoaraioses
Definition Non-specific white matter changes in the BRAIN, often seen after age 65. Changes include loss of AXONS; MYELIN pallor, GLIOSIS, loss of ependymal cells, and enlarged perivascular spaces. Leukoaraiosis is a risk factor for DEMENTIA and CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS.
Categories Pathology (process)
MeSH® ID D049292

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