The leukodystrophies are a group of rare genetic disorders that affect the central nervous system by disrupting the growth or maintenance of the myelin sheath that insulates nerve cells. These disorders are progressive, meaning that they tend to get worse throughout the life of the patient. These include:

  • Adrenoleucodystrophy
  • Adrenomyeloneuropathy
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy

The United Leukodystrophy Foundation - USA has more information including frequently asked questions.

For health care professionals can learn more from the clinical paper "X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy: Clinical, metabolic, genetic and pathophysiological aspects".

Q&A: Here is where we answer some of our members questions. If you have any questions please email them to [email protected] and we will endeavour to answer them.