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what is the life expectancy for patients with leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/.

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What are the tests for leukodystrophies?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Leukodystrophy tests: Neurodevelopmental tests demonstrate the following findings in patients with infantile or early juvenile metachromatic leukodystrophy: •loss of previously achieved developmental milestones •tremors •truncal ataxia •hyperreflexia progressing to hyporeflexia •hypotonia •gait abnormalities •optic atrophy neurocognitive tests demonstrate other abnormalities.
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What are the tests for leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Leukodystrophy tests: Neurodevelopmental tests demonstrate the following findings in patients with infantile or early juvenile metachromatic leukodystrophy: •loss of previously achieved developmental milestones •tremors •truncal ataxia •hyperreflexia progressing to hyporeflexia •hypotonia •gait abnormalities •optic atrophy neurocognitive tests demonstrate other abnormalities.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 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/.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Are there any homeopathic cures for leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Doubt it: I do not know of any effective homeopathic treatments for any illness, let alone one as serious as leukodystrophy.
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Are there any possible treatments for leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 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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