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Adult-Onset Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: Two Cases [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2011; 17(4): 195-199

Adult-Onset Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: Two Cases

Gaye Eryaşar, Yeşim Beckmann, Yaprak Seçil
Izmir Atatürk Training And Research Hospital 1 Neurology Department

Metachromatic Leukodystrophy(MLD) is a lisosomal storage disorder which is characterized with arylsulphatase A deficiency. Enzyme deficiency results with demiyelination and storage of sulphatides in central nervous system.According to onset age;the disease has three major clinical forms as late infantile,juvenile and adult form. It is a rare disorder. For the patients who did not develop neurological findings bone marrow or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may be effective as treatment.

Keywords: Leukodystrophy, metachromatic.


Gaye Eryaşar, Yeşim Beckmann, Yaprak Seçil. Adult-Onset Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: Two Cases. Turk J Neurol. 2011; 17(4): 195-199

Corresponding Author: Gaye Eryaşar, Türkiye


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