Adrenoleukodystrophy is also known as ALD. It is a disease which is a result of fatty acid digestive enzymes not breaking up the fats. They build up in the brain to damage the nerves which cause seizures and hyperactivity. It creates difficulty in speaking, listening and understanding verbal instructions. It is most common in boys and men.
HOW IS ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
The MRI scan can be put through a Lore Score to judge the stage and extent of the condition. A low score is usually considered normal, while a score of more than 14 is categorised as severe.
HOW IS ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY TREATED?
There are no specific methods for treating the different types of ALD. However, diet therapy, medication, physical therapy and genetic counseling can prove to be helpful.
DID YOU KNOW?
Untreated AND results in progressive demyelination, which leads to a vegetative state and death.