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Adrenomyeloneurodystrophy with Late Cerebral Involvement and Evidence of a Multiple Autoimmune Disorder

  • A. Federico
  • M. T. Dotti
  • P. Annunziata
  • U. Bonuccelli
  • G. Fenzi
  • G. Ciacci
  • A. Malandrini
  • G. Meucci
  • G. C. Guazzi

Abstract

The classical form of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD; McKusick 20237) has infantile onset. Adrenomyeloneurodystrophy (AMN), having genetic, biochemical and ultrastructural features closely correlated to those of ALD, has been described in adults (Griffin et al., 1977). AMN is clinically characterized by spastic paraparesis, adrenal insufficiency, peripheral neuropathy and variable degree of hypogonadism.

Keywords

High Performance Liquid Chromatography Cerebral Spinal Fluid Spastic Paraparesis Superficial Peroneal Nerve Sensory Conduction Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Federico
    • 1
  • M. T. Dotti
    • 1
  • P. Annunziata
    • 1
  • U. Bonuccelli
    • 2
  • G. Fenzi
    • 2
  • G. Ciacci
    • 1
  • A. Malandrini
    • 1
  • G. Meucci
    • 2
  • G. C. Guazzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienze Neurologiche e Centro per lo Studio delle Encefalo-Neuro-Miopatie GeneticheUniversità di SienaItaly
  2. 2.Clinica NeurologicaUniversità di PisaItaly

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