Introduction: Adrenoleukodystrophy


Adrenoleukodystrophy: Disorder of the myelin sheath of brain or spinal cord.

Adrenoleukodystrophy: Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare, genetic disorder characterized by the breakdown or loss of the myelin sheath surrounding nerve cells in the brain and progressive dysfunction of the adrenal gland. ALD is one of a group of genetic disorders called the leukodystrophies that cause damage to the myelin sheath, the fatty covering which acts as an insulator on nerve fibers in the brain. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Adrenoleukodystrophy Information Page: NINDS

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