Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 715 - 718 2019-07-04

Balo’s concentric sclerosis: a case report

Meltem Özdemir [1] , Aynur Turan [2] , Alper Dilli [3]

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Balo’s concentric sclerosis is a rare variant of multiple sclerosis which is characterized by lesions consisting rings of demyelination alternating with areas of relatively preserved myelin. These pathological changes are reflected by characteristic magnetic resonance imaging findings. We present the imaging findings of a case of BCS who presented with an acute neurological disturbance, showed a dramatical recovery following corticosteroid therapy, and remained free of relapse for more than 1 year. Although previously considered as a fulminant and fatal disease, characteristic MRI findings of Balo’s concentric sclerosis enable earlier diagnosis and treatment, and better prognosis. 

Balo’s concentric sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, demyelination
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-7388-2871
Author: Meltem Özdemir
Institution: Department of Radiology, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-6654-3129
Author: Aynur Turan (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Radiology, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-8057-9109
Author: Alper Dilli
Institution: Department of Radiology, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: July 4, 2019

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