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What is metachromatic leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 33 years experience
MLD: Is a lysosomal storage disease affecting myelin growth, the insulator of nerve fibers, affecting lipid metabolism. It leads to progressive dementia in adults.
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What is metachromatic-leukodystrophy? What causes it?

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Dr. Mitzi Scotten
Pediatrics 29 years experience
A genetic disorder: Metachromatic leukodystrophy is an inherited disorder characterized by the accumulation of fats called sulfatides in cells. This accumulation especially affects cells in the nervous system that produce myelin, the substance that insulates and protects nerves This is a link to the genetic website with more information http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/metachromatic-leukodystrophy
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