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Bin·swan·ger dis·ease

(bin'zwang-ĕr),
one of the causes of vascular dementia, in which there are many infarcts and lacunae in the white matter, with relative sparing of the cortex and basal ganglia.
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Bins·wan·ger dis·ease

(bin'swahng-er di-zēz')
One of the causes of multiinfarct dementia, in which there are many infarcts and lacunae in the white matter, with relative sparing of the cortex and basal ganglia.
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Binswanger disease

A form of vascular dementia in which insufficient blood flow to focal areas of the white matter of the brain just beneath the cerebral cortex produces slow thinking, memory loss, unsteady gait and clumsiness, personality changes, altered behavior, and sometimes, urinary incontinence.
Synonym: Binswanger dementia; subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy; subcortical vascular dementia
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Binswanger,

Otto Ludwig, German neurologist, 1852-1929.
Binswanger dementia - Synonym(s): Binswanger disease
Binswanger disease - one of the causes of multiinfarct dementia, in which there are many infarcts and lacunes in the white matter, with relative sparing of the cortex and basal ganglia. Synonym(s): Binswanger dementia; Binswanger encephalopathy; encephalitis subcorticalis chronica; subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy
Binswanger encephalopathy - Synonym(s): Binswanger disease
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Relatively few of the AD patients with gait disturbance had hypertension, the most important risk factor for vascular dementia and Binswanger's disease [1, 20].
The correlation between central atrophy and WMLA is also in keeping with previous observations of an overlap between Binswanger's disease and normal pressure hydrocephalus [25, 26].
JAMA 1989; 262:2577-2581 [19.] McQuinn BA, O'Leary DH: White matter lucencies on computed tomography, subacute arteriosclerotic encephalopathy (Binswanger's disease), and blood pressure.
Alzheimer provided the first histological description in 1902 [2], and named the entity Binswanger's disease (BD).
Other disease correlations include multiple sclerosis, leukodystrophies, hydrocephalus, previous head trauma, brain irradiation, vasculitides, sickle cell disease, and Binswanger's disease (subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy).