Introduction: Metachromatic Leukodystrophy


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Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: Brain myelin genetic disorder with various subtypes.

Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a genetic disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme arylsulfatase A. It is one of a group of genetic disorders called the leukodystrophies that affect growth of the myelin sheath, the fatty covering -which acts as an insulator - on nerve fibers in the brain. 1

Researching symptoms of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: Further information about the symptoms of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy is available including a list of symptoms of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: Various information is available about treatments available for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, or research treatments for other diseases.

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1. excerpt from NINDS Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Information Page: NINDS

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