Medical Dictionary: Addison-Schilder disease
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Addison-Schilder disease: Another name for Adrenoleukodystrophy.
Addison-Schilder disease (condition): Disorder of the myelin sheath of brain or spinal cord.
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.
More information on medical condition: Adrenoleukodystrophy:
- Introduction: Adrenoleukodystrophy
- Basic Summary for Adrenoleukodystrophy
- Types of Adrenoleukodystrophy
1. excerpt from NINDS Adrenoleukodystrophy Information Page: NINDS
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