TITLE

Adrenomyeloneuropathy as a cause of primary adrenal insufficiency and spastic paraparesis

AUTHOR(S)
Spurek, Monika; Taylor-Gjevre, Regina; Van Uum, Stan; Khandwala, Hasnain M.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/26/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 9, p1073
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
ADRENOMYELONEUROPATHY IS A VARIENT OF ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY, both of which are rare inherited disorders of peroxisomes characterized by the accumulation of very-long-chain fatty acids in plasma, the central and peripheral nervous systems, adrenal glands and testes, which leads to dysfunction of these organs and systems. In this article, we describe an illustrative case of adreno-myeloneuropathy and discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of the 2 disorders.
ACCESSION #
14736513

 

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