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What is the treatment for leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Leukodystrophy Rx: Treatment there is no cure for mld. Care focuses on treating the symptoms and preserving the patient's quality of life with physical and occupational therapy. Research is studying techniques to replace the missing enzyme (arylsulfatase a). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Childhood: This is a class of hereditary disorders affecting the white matter of the brain mainly presenting in childhood. The diseases may vary in extent and pace, but often affect walking, cognition, and may be associated with epilepsy. More information may be found on mayo clinic site or www.Aan.Com.
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My wife has periventricular leukodystrophy. She got it at 59 and is now 60. Life expectancy?
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