Treatment options

April 7th, 2016 |

Treatment options for ALD

ALD is an inherited metabolic storage disease whereby a defect in a specific enzyme results in the accumulation of very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA) in tissues of the body. But especially the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, the adrenal glands and testis are affected. Ultimately the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves is destroyed causing neurologic problems, and the adrenal gland malfunction causes Addison’s disease.

This section is focused on the treatment options available for ALD.

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