metachromatic leukodystrophy(redirected from Arylsulfatase A deficiency)
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metachromatic leukodystrophy[¦med·ə·krō′mad·ik ‚lü·kə′dis·trə·fē]
A hereditary degenerative disease transmitted as an autosomal recessive, due to sulfatase A deficiency, with excess accumulation of sulfated lipids responsible for metachromasia in various tissues. Abbreviated MLD. Also known as sulfatide lipidosis.
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