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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is leukodystrophy a sex-linked condition?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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37 years experience
Sometimes: Some of the leukodystrophies, such as adrenoleukodystrophy, are sex-linked, but many others are not. Please see this web page for more information and links: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/leukodystrophy/leukodystrophy.Htm.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Some are: Some of the leukodystrophies are inherited as x-linked diseases. These include the adenoleukodystrophies - women who carry the defective gene do not have symptoms but their sons are affected. Other leukodystrophies are inherited as recessive (needing two abnormal genes) or dominant disorders.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Yes: A few are known include the well-known adrenoleukodystrophy.

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