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Adrenoleukodystrophy - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Feb 7th, 2020 - Adrenoleukodystrophy care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors trained in neurology, pediatric neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and others evaluate and treat adults and children who have adrenoleukodystrophy at Mayo Clinic. Advanced treatment Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise in providing comprehensive care for children ...

Adrenoleukodystrophy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Feb 7th, 2020 - Overview Adrenoleukodystrophy (uh-dree-noh-loo-koh-DIS-truh-fee) is a type of hereditary (genetic) condition that damages the membrane (myelin sheath) that insulates nerve cells in your brain. In adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), your body can't break down very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs), causing saturated VLCFAs to build up in your brain, nervous system and adrenal gland. The most common type o...

Adrenoleukodystrophy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Feb 7th, 2020 - Diagnosis To diagnose ALD, your doctor will review your symptoms and your medical and family history. Your doctor will conduct a physical examination and order several tests, including: Blood testing. These tests check for high levels of very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) in your blood, which are a key indicator of adrenoleukodystrophy. Doctors use blood samples for genetic testing to identif...