Leukodystrophy

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What is Leukodystrophy?

Leukodystrophy is a rare disease that results in the progressive decline of the myelin, or “white matter,” of the brain. Myelin works to insulate and protect axons, which transmit signals from the brain throughout the body.


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What It Is
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Leukodystrophy Causes
Causes
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Leukodystrophy Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Leukodystrophy Diagnosis
Diagnosis
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Leukodystrophy Symptoms
Symptoms
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Leukodystrophy Complications
Complications
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Screening for Leukodystrophy
Screening
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Leukodystrophy Medications
Medications
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Leukodystrophy Prevention
Prevention
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Leukodystrophy Treatment
Treatment
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