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Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare, genetic disorder that leads to brain damage and failure of the adrenal glands. It affects the body’s nervous system, causing the weakening and failure of the nerve impulse; thus leading to disability.
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a disorder of peroxisomal fatty acid beta oxidation which results in the accumulation of very-long chain fatty acids in tissues throughout the body. Clinically, ALD is a heterogenous disorder, presenting with several distinct phenotypes, and no clear pattern of genotype-phenotype correlation. As an X-linked disorder, ALD presents most commonly in males, however approximately 50% of heterozygote females show some symptoms later in life. Approximately one-third of ALD patients will present with the childhood cerebral form of the disease, which is the most severe form.
It's been awhile since we have heard from some of you. Now is a good time to check in, say hello to our newer members, and tell us how you are and what is on your minds. I hope to hear from you soon.Continue
On the Internet, sometimes something can look like a medical breakthrough, but may not be as it appears. For instance, if you read this article written by a biotech startup company, you might think that a cure for ALD is right around the corner.…Continue
I am posting this information from the ALDLife website in case it may be beneficial for some of you, particularly the financial assistance program:07 November 2014 – Financial support. It is essential for some families suffering from ALD and AMN, as…Continue
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