Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease is a rare genetic disorder that affects the central nervous system. The disorder basically impacts the white matter of the brain and spinal cord causing abnormalities such as involuntary muscle spasms, impaired ability to coordinate movements, late onset of motor abilities and progressive decline of intellectual ability.The signs of the classical form of PMD usually begin during early infancy, typically before 2 months of age.
HOW IS PELIZAEUS-MERZBACHER DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Homeopath diagnoses Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease by a thorough clinical evaluation, detailed patient history and a number of tests such as MRI.
HOW IS PELIZAEUS-MERZBACHER DISEASE TREATED?
There is no fixed treatment available for the Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease. Patients are given intensive rehabilitation care, using neurological treatment and therapy followed with physiotherapy and other behavioural therapies to. Certain drugs are also given to boost immunity and improve overall health of the patient.
DID YOU KNOW?
Being a genetic condition there is no prevention of this disease. However, with limited treatment options there is a high mortality rate here to and most kids are unable to live through their teen years.