It is a genetic disorder which involves the damage of myelin sheath a membrane which cover the nerve cells and provide insulating effects.

Adrenoleukodystrophy consist of a disorder in which our body unable to break down very long-chain fatty acids(VLCFAs) and then they start to accumulate in your brain, and adrenal glands. It is an X-linked disorder more affects the male than females.


Following are the signs and symptoms of adrenoleukodystrophy

  • ParalysisAdrenoleukodystrophy
  • Seizures
  • Loss of hearing
  • Muscle spasms
  • Impaired vision

Doctor will ask you some question about your health and do physical examination to evaluate the other disease. Following are the test to diagnosis the adrenuleukodystrophy:

  • Blood test
  • Imaging test
  • Vision screening
  • MRI
  • Biopsy

This disease has no cure. Stem cell transplantation will stop the further progression of the disease if it is done in at early stage. Treatment option mention below:

  • Medication to help relieve signs and symptoms.
  • Adrenal insufficiency treatment
  • Stem cell transplantation.
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