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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

versión On-line ISSN 2215-5287versión impresa ISSN 1409-0015


VARGAS TORRES, Edgar Andrés. Medical-legal relationship of evanescent white matter disease as a previous state and its implication in the cranioencephalic trauma: case report. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2021, vol.38, n.1, pp.4-23. ISSN 2215-5287.

White matter disease represents a rare disease in users who go to the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (Judicial Investigation Agency) for this reason, when evaluating a case, it is necessary to investigate the antecedents of legal medicine to establish causal mechanisms with facts represented in society. In addition, it is necessary to address white matter disease from its appearance, incidence, clinical aspects, findings in a possible autopsy, explore the development of pathophysiology such as inquire about ways to diagnose the disease, and assess therapeutic options. This knowledge is the basis for establishing a legal medical relationship and analyzing whether the case of a 9-year-old girl has a correlation with a history of head trauma that does not show inflammatory changes, increased soft or hard tissue volume, excoriations, bruising, bruising. , scars, bleachers or calluses and with medical evaluations that indicate flaccid tetraparesis in the absence of pathological findings on the report of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the cervicodorsal spine.

Palabras clave : Leukoencephalopathy with Vanishing White Matter; Neurodegenerative diseases; wounds and injuries; causality; forensic medicine.

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