Medical Dictionary: MLD


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MLD: Another name for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy.
MLD (condition): Brain myelin genetic disorder with various subtypes.

MLD: 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

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1. excerpt from NINDS Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Information Page: NINDS

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