ISSN: 1301-2193 E-ISSN: 1308-9846
  • Turkish Journal of
    Endocrinology and Metabolism
CASE REPORT

Adrenoleukodystrophy: Two Case Reports and a Review of the Literature - Case Report
Adrenoleukodystrophy: Two Case Reports and a Review of the Literature - Case Report
Makale Dili: EN
ABSTRACT

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an inherited disease characterized by progressive neurologic dysfunction, occasionally associated with adrenal insufficiency. Widely varying phenotypes of the disorder range from the rapidly progressive childhood cerebral form to the slowly progressive adult onset ALD. We present two cases of adult onset ALD and the clinical presentation, the diagnostic and therapeutic options for the disorder.
Keywords: Adrenoleukodystrophy, adrenal insufficiency

ÖZET

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an inherited disease characterized by progressive neurologic dysfunction, occasionally associated with adrenal insufficiency. Widely varying phenotypes of the disorder range from the rapidly progressive childhood cerebral form to the slowly progressive adult onset ALD. We present two cases of adult onset ALD and the clinical presentation, the diagnostic and therapeutic options for the disorder.
Keywords: Adrenoleukodystrophy, adrenal insufficiency