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The leukodystrophies are rare diseases that affect the cells of the brain. Specifically, the diseases affect the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects nerve cells. Damage to this sheath slows down or blocks messages between the brain and the rest of the body. This leads to problems with

  • Movement
  • Speaking
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Mental and physical development

Most of the leukodystrophies are genetic. They usually appear during infancy or childhood. They can be hard to detect early because children seem healthy at first. However, symptoms gradually get worse over time.

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  1. Leukodystrophies (National Library of Medicine)  
    The leukodystrophies are rare diseases that affect the cells of the brain. Specifically, the diseases affect the myelin sheath, ... Hearing Mental and physical development Most of the leukodystrophies are genetic. They usually appear during infancy or ...
  2. Adrenoleukodystrophy; Adrenomyeloneuropathy; Childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy; ALD; Schilder-Addison Complex ... Adrenoleukodystrophy is passed down from parents to their children as an X-linked genetic trait . It therefore ...
  3. ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Metachromatic leukodystrophy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ...
  4. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed July 2013 What is X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy? X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy is a genetic disorder that ...
  5. ... OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Pol III-related leukodystrophy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Reviewed June 2013 What is Pol III-related leukodystrophy? Pol III-related leukodystrophy is a disorder that ...
  6. What Is Leukodystrophy (United Leukodystrophy Foundation)  
    ... functioning of the nervous system. What is a leukodystrophy? The word leukodystrophy comes from the Greek words ... of the white matter (myelin). How are the leukodystrophies different from one another? All leukodystrophies are a ...
  7. MLD; Arylsulfatase A deficiency; Leukodystrophy - metachromatic ... For additional information and resources, see: United Leukodystrophy Association - http://ulf.org/ MLD Foundation - www.mldfoundation.org
  8. Leukodystrophy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Leukodystrophy Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Leukodystrophy? Is there any treatment? ... is being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Leukodystrophy? Leukodystrophy refers to progressive degeneration of the white ...
  9. Adrenoleukodystrophy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Adrenoleukodystrophy Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Adrenoleukodystrophy? Is there any treatment? ... is being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Adrenoleukodystrophy? X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is one of a ...
  10. Metachromatic Leukodystrophy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Metachromatic Leukodystrophy? Is there any treatment? ...
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