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Mode of Inheritance: (1)Sex-linked . Mothers are the carries & passes it to their sons ONLY.
Treatment: (1)Physical therapy, psychological suport & special education. People affected by this disease should have a low diet of high fats. There is no cure for this disease or any types of drugs/medicines to help with the disease.
Clinical description of the disorder/Symptoms: (1)&(2)ALD is a disease that causes damage to the myelin sheath which is a membrane that surrounds the nerve cells in the brain. Symptoms can be determined during childhood which is the most servere from 4 years old to 10. Common symptoms are behavior changes such as agression, poor memory & school performance. Others are vision loss, learning disability, seziures, difficulty swallowing, deafness & inreased skin pigmentation. In adults which is more mild, symptoms are stiffness, weakness or paralysis of the lower limbs. People who have the disease accumulate high levels of chains oflong saturatedfatty acids in their brain.
Work Cited1.http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/adrenoleukodystrophy/adrenoleukodystrophy.htm2.Icon Health Publications.The Official Parent's Sourcebook on Adrenoleukodystrophy. November 18, 2002.
Introduction: Adrenoleukodystrophy ( Lorenzo's Oil, ALD or Luekodystrophy )
(1)Detection: Diagnosis are made on observed symptoms, a biochemical test & family history. During a biochemical test, dections of long chain levels of fatty acids are taken from the red blood cells. Family history helps determine the likehood of ALD being passed on.