Pelizaeus, Friedrich

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Friedrich, German neurologist, 1850-1917.
Merzbacher-Pelizaeus disease - Synonym(s): Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease - a sudanophilic leukodystrophy with a tigroid appearance of the myelin resulting from patchy demyelination. Synonym(s): Merzbacher-Pelizaeus disease
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Pelizaeus Merzbacher Disease (PMD) is a chronic pediatric leukoencephalopathy caused by disorders of the axonal myelination and the myelin metabolism in the oligodendrocytes, reported for the first time on 1885 by doctor Friedrich Pelizaeus (1) and revisited on 1910 by Ludwig Merzbacher (2).