Functional recovery in a rare case of an adult patient with leucodystrophy

Authors

  • Suvarna S. Ganvir Department of Neurophysiotherapy, DVVPF’s College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1383-6179
  • Simran M. Jethani Department of Neurophysiotherapy, DVVPF’s College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4662-0788
  • Stuti N. Gaikwad Department of Neurophysiotherapy, DVVPF’s College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
  • Maheshwari Harishchandre Department of Neurophysiotherapy, DVVPF’s College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20234021

Keywords:

Leucodystrophy, Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Functional recovery

Abstract

The adulthood leukodystrophy is an uncommon clinical condition. Physiotherapy treatment provided to this referred patient resulted in a significant functional recovery within a short span of time inspite of gross lesion. A 34-year-old male patient diagnosed as a case of leucodystrophy was referred for Physiotherapy after 2 years of initial diagnosis physiotherapy progress consisted of increasing muscle strength, reducing tightness and improving postural stability; also to improve mobility for 5 months. After taking the pre and post assessment values of MAS, FIST, mFRT and FIM, improvement through the post assessment values showed significant functional recovery within 5 months. Significant functional recovery after 2 years of diagnosis of leucodystrophy provides promising scope of physiotherapy in future cases of leucodystrophy.

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Published

2023-12-28

How to Cite

Ganvir, S. S., Jethani, S. M., Gaikwad, S. N., & Harishchandre, M. (2023). Functional recovery in a rare case of an adult patient with leucodystrophy. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 12(1), 284–288. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20234021

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