Foix-Alajouanine syndrome


Foix-Alajouanine syndrome
a necrotizing myelopathy characterized by necrosis of the gray matter of the spinal cord, thickening of the walls of the spinal vessels, and abnormal spinal fluid; symptoms include subacute spastic paraplegia of the lower extremities that progresses to flaccid paralysis, often ascending, loss of sphincter control, and progressive sensory loss. Death occurs in one to two years. Called also subacute necrotic myelitis.

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