leukodystrophy


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leukodystrophy

[‚lü·kə′dis·trə·fē]
(medicine)
A condition thought to result from an inborn error of metabolism and characterized by progressive degeneration of the white matter of the cerebrum, or by defective buildup of myelin.
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They have an extremely rare leukodystrophy called Aicardi-Goutierres syndrome (a genetic recessive disease that involves brain atrophy, loss of myelin, calcifications in the brain, chronic elevated levels of white blood cells in cerebrospinal fluid, and chronic red flushing of the cheeks, ears, and feet caused by histamine reactions).
Middlesbrough seven-year-old Alfie Leadtheir beater has a rare condition called Alexander's Leukodystrophy that, at the age of four, led to him beginning to lose the use of his legs.
His determination has benefited a number of charities, including the hospice that cared for his late grand-daughter Emily, who died from metachromatic leukodystrophy, aged just five.
The family of Dudley five-year-old Emily Hart, who cannot walk or talk or feed herself because of metachromatic leukodystrophy, are hoping for a miracle cure.
Mr Nicholson, who was raising money for research into a rare genetic condition, metachromatic leukodystrophy, [corr] which affects his five-year-old granddaughter Emily, said the award had been a big boost.
Mutant NDUFVI subunit of mitochondrial complex I causes leukodystrophy and myoclonic epilepsy.
says, Max Randell, 1 1/2 Max has a rare leukodystrophy called Canavan disease which causes degeneration of the white matter of the brain.
Alfie has a rare form of Alexander's Leukodystrophy, which means that, despite starting life as a normal youngster running around, playing football and riding a bike, by the age of four, Alfie began to lose the use of his legs and has little control of his body.
Anya is the only known child in the UK to have Leukodystrophy - called white matter disease.
Jack Whitehouse, aged five, was already confirmed to have the rare and terrible brain disease metachromatic leukodystrophy.
Bone marrow transplantation as effective treatment of central nervous system disease in globoid cell leukodystrophy, metachromatic leukodystrophy, adrenoleukodystrophy, mannosidosis, fucosidosis, aspartylglucosaminuria, Hurler, Maroteaux-Lamy, and Sly syndromes and Gaucher disease type III.
10) (Left to right) Maria Hardin, Sherri Bosley, and Abbey Meyers chat with president and chair of the United Leukodystrophy Foundation, Inc.

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