Adrenoleukodystrophy or (ALD) is a rare genetic disorder that causes damage to the nervous system and adrenal glands. Symptoms include muscle spasm, loss of hearing and vision, crossed eyes, paralysis, seizures, hyperactivity, trouble with swallowing, etc.
HOW IS ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
ALD can be diagnosed with tests done for genetics diseases such as • Checking adrenal glands • Checking level of VLCFA • Find the genetic mutation responsible AND • MRI scans • Vision screening (for children)
HOW IS ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY TREATED?
There are various kinds of therapy that can be used for treating this condition. These include gene therapy which can be transplanted in case a natural match is not found; transplant which can be done in the early stages. Also dietary therapy is known to be effective in such cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition is also known as Bronze Schilder's Disease.