leukodystrophy

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leukodystrophy
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A group of rare, progressive diseases which affect the brain, spinal cord and in most cases the peripheral nerves.

Each type of leukodystrophy is caused by a specific gene abnormality that leads to abnormal development of the white matter, known as the myelin sheath - the protective covering of the nerve which can not function properly without it.

 

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