Binswanger's disease

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Binswanger's disease

[bin′swäng·ərz]
Etymology: Otto Binswanger, German neurologist, 1852-1929
a degenerative dementia of presenile onset caused by thinning of the subcortical white matter of the brain; some have attributed it to sclerotic changes of blood vessels. Associated with multiple subcortical strokes.
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