Chapter 105. Concentric Sclerosis (Baló's Disease)

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Takeshi Tabira MD, PhD Professor

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch105

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Tabira, T. (2009) Concentric Sclerosis (Baló's Disease), in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch105

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Dementia, Graduate School of Juntendo University, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • concentric sclerosis (Baló's disease);
  • concentric sclerosis, a demyelinating disease of central nervous system (CNS);
  • relapsing–remitting MS (RRMS);
  • prodromal symptoms and signs - as fever and headache;
  • Marburg's variant of MS, rapidly progressive “acute MS”;
  • “akute multiple sclerosis”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathology

  • Epidemiology

  • Clinical

  • Laboratory findings

  • Imaging

  • Treatment

  • Further reading