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what is leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 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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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/.
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What are the symptoms of leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Leukodystrophy signs: gait disturbances •memory deficits •seizures (may be present) •loss of motor developmental milestones •decreased attention span •speech disturbances •decline in school performance the early juvenile form includes the following: •gait disturbances •tremors •clumsiness •loss of previously achieved skills •intellectual decline •behavioral changesseizures (possible) the late juvenile and adult for.
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What exactly is aldrino leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Genetic disorder: Adrenoleukodystrophy is genetic disorder that mainly affects males and results in the accumulation of very-long chain fatty acids in tissues throughout the body, mainly the central nervous system and the adrenal cortex, causing progressive neurodegenrative changes and adrenal insufficiency respectively. Prognosis not good unfortunately.

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