Adrenoleucodystrophy: A Rare Case Report

B. Zouita, M. Ranib, S. Ouassil, D. Basraoui, H. Jalal
2021 Scholars Journal of Medical Case Reports  
The X linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a peroxisomal disease caused by defects of the ABCD1 gene on chromosome Xq28 leading to accumulation of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA), it is a genetic disorder with diverse clinical phenotypes. Of these phenotypes, the cerebral form usually manifests during early childhood with rapid cognitive and neurological deterioration and is accompanied by extensive white matter involvement. Here we report a case of 4-year-old child with a history of death in the sibling with the same symptomatology.
doi:10.36347/sjmcr.2021.v09i09.003 fatcat:mxcadbxkgrgxlicqufjmbaanme