2 doctors weighed in:

What happens at the end of metachromatic leukodystrophy?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Loss of function

This is a very rare disease, inherited when both parents are usually carriers.
Because of the deficient enzyme, arylsulfatase a, patients suffer from a gradual destruction of myelin sheath, the protective covering of nerves. At the end, loss of muscle function, seizures, possibly coma, and mental illness (in older people) prevail. Unfortunately, no cure, though therapies may improve life quality.

In brief: Loss of function

This is a very rare disease, inherited when both parents are usually carriers.
Because of the deficient enzyme, arylsulfatase a, patients suffer from a gradual destruction of myelin sheath, the protective covering of nerves. At the end, loss of muscle function, seizures, possibly coma, and mental illness (in older people) prevail. Unfortunately, no cure, though therapies may improve life quality.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Thank
Read more answers from doctors