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What can you tell me about leukodystrophies?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 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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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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