Metachromatic leukodystrophy

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What is metachromatic leukodystrophy?

An autosomal recessive inherited disorder characterized by abnormalities in the development of the myelin sheaths. It is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme arylsulfatase A. There are three forms of this disease: late infantile, juvenile, and adult.

Common symptoms reported by people with metachromatic leukodystrophy

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Treatments taken by people with metachromatic leukodystrophy

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Compare treatments taken by people with metachromatic leukodystrophy

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Who has metachromatic leukodystrophy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 0
30s 0
40s 0
50s 0
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from metachromatic leukodystrophy patients who have completed their condition history
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