Kugelberg-Welander disease


Kugelberg-Welander disease
Ku·gel·berg-Wel·an·der disease 'kü-gəl-.bərg-'vel-ən-dər- n muscular weakness and atrophy that is caused by degeneration of motor neurons in the ventral horn of the spinal cord, is usu. inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, and that becomes symptomatic during childhood or adolescence typically progressing slowly during adulthood compare WERDNIG-HOFFMANN DISEASE
Kugelberg Eric Klas Henrik (1913-1983), and
Welander Lisa (1909-2001)
Swedish neurologists. Kugelberg and Welander described the form of muscular atrophy that bears their names in 1956. The disease had been described earlier, in 1942, by another Swedish neurologist, Karl Gunnar Vilhelm Wohlfart (1910-1961).

Medical dictionary. 2011.