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What are the symptoms of Adrenoleukodystrophy?

Other Diseases By Editorial Team , National Institute of Health / Jan 09, 2013
What are the symptoms of Adrenoleukodystrophy?

The most common symptoms of Adrenoleukodystrophy are usually behavioral changes such as abnormal withdrawal or aggression, poor memory, and poor school performance.

The most common symptoms are usually behavioral changes such as abnormal withdrawal or aggression, poor memory, and poor school performance. Other symptoms include visual loss, learning disabilities, seizures, poorly articulated speech, difficulty swallowing, deafness, disturbances of gait and coordination, fatigue, intermittent vomiting, increased skin pigmentation, and progressive dementia. In the milder adult-onset form, which typically begins between ages 21 and 35, symptoms may include progressive stiffness, weakness or paralysis of the lower limbs, and ataxia. Although adult-onset ALD progresses more slowly than the classic childhood form, it can also result in deterioration of brain function. A mild form of ALD is occasionally seen in women who are carriers of the disorder. Symptoms include progressive stiffness, weakness or paralysis of the lower limbs, ataxia, excessive muscle tone, mild peripheral neuropathy, and urinary problems.

 

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