From Big Medical Encyclopedia

GALLERVORDENA-SHPATTSA DISEASE (J. Hallervorden, is mute. neurologist, 1882 — 1965; H. Spatz, we will tell lies, it is mute. neuropathologist; a synonym the rigidity progressing) — the hereditary disease of a nervous system beginning at children's age, connected with disturbance of exchange of iron and lipids and which is characterized by increase in a muscle tone, the progressing dementia, decrease in sight and a pigmental retinitis — see. Leukodystrophy .