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what can you tell me about leukodystrophies?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Leukodystrophy: Metachromatic leukodystrophy (mld) is a genetic disorder that affects nerves, muscles, other organs, and behavior. It slowly gets worse over time. Mld is usually caused by the lack of an important enzyme called arylsulfatase a. Because this enzyme is missing, chemicals called sulfatides build up in and damage the nervous system, kidneys, gallbladder, and other organs. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p.

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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.
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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 47-year-old member asked:

Could someone please tell me does leukodystrophy make you feel so tired?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Leukodystrophy: There is decline in general health of child, seizures, loss of vision/speech/hearing, loss or increase muscle tone, and slowing of mental/physical development.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about the disease called leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Lose white matter: There are a group of diseases, mostly genetic, in which the white matter of the brain is selectively damaged. Sometimes the white matter nearest to the outer gray matter is relatively spared, making the motor and sensory problems worse than the cognitive deficits.

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