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Definition: 'Leukoencephalopathy'

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leukoencephalopathy

Type: Term

Pronunciation: lū′kō-en-sef′ă-lop′ă-thē

Definitions:
1. White matter changes first described in children with leukemia, associated with radiation and chemotherapy injury, often associated with methotrexate; pathologically characterized by diffuse reactive astrocytosis with multiple areas of necrotic foci without inflammation.




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