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Metachromatic Leukodystrophy

Authors
  • Fluharty, A.L.
Type
Book
Journal
Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders, Three-Volume Set
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Pages
174–176
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-374105-9.00481-0
ISBN: 978-0-12-374105-9
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a genetic disease that occurs after a period of normal development. It primarily affects children but may occur at any age. MLD can present as a movement or behavioral disorder. MLD is a failure in the breakdown of sulfated myelin lipids and is usually due to a profound deficiency of the enzyme arylsulfatase A.

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