What is Adrenoleukodystrophy?
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, adrenoleukodystrophy refers to several closely related disorders that disrupt the breakdown of certain fats. These disorders are passed down from parent to child as an X-linked genetic trait. It affects mostly males, although some women who are carriers can have milder forms of the disease. It affects about 1 in 20,000 people from all races.
There are 3 major categories of disease:
- Childhood cerebral form — appears in mid-childhood (at ages 4 to 8)
- Adrenomyelopathy — occurs in men in their 20s or later in life
- Impaired adrenal gland function (called Addison disease or Addison-like phenotype) — adrenal gland does not produce enough steroid hormones
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