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X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy

Summary X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare genetic disorder that affects the white matter of the nervous system and the adrenal cortex. White matter is made...

Also known as: ALD, X-ALD
Subdivisions: adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN), adult cerebral ALD, childhood cerebral ALD, Addison’s-only ALD

Alexander Disease

Summary Alexander disease is an extremely rare, usually progressive and fatal, neurological disorder. Initially it was detected most often during infancy or early...

Also known as: dysmyelogenic leukodystrophy, dysmyelogenic leukodystrophy-megalobare, fibrinoid degeneration of astrocytes, fibrinoid leukodystrophy, hyaline panneuropathy, leukodystrophy with rosenthal fibers, megalencephaly with hyaline inclusion, megalencephaly with hyaline panneuropathy

Leukodystrophy

Leukodystrophies are a group of rare, progressive, metabolic, genetic diseases that affect the brain, spinal cord and often the peripheral nerves. Each type of...

Also known as: hereditary white matter disorders, inherited leukoencephalopathies
Subdivisions: adult-onset autosomal dominant leukodystrophy (ADLD), Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome, Alexander disease, CADASIL, Canavan disease, CARASIL, cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, childhood ataxia and cerebral hypomyelination (CACH)/ vanishing white matter disease (VWMD), Fabry disease, fucosidosis, GM1 gangliosidosis, Krabbe disease, L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria, megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts, metachromatic leukodystrophy, multiple sulfatase deficiency, Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, Pol III-Related Leukodystrophies, Refsum disease, salla disease (free sialic acid storage disease), Sjogren-Larsson syndrome, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, Zellweger syndrome spectrum disorders

Zellweger Spectrum Disorders

Summary Zellweger spectrum disorders (ZSD) are a group of rare, genetic, multisystem disorders that were once thought to be separate entities. These disorders are now...

Also known as: peroxisomal biogenesis disorders, Zellweger syndrome spectrum (ZSS), ZSD
Subdivisions: Heimler syndrome, infantile Refsum disease, neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy, Zellweger syndrome

NIH GARD Information

Neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy

Pseudoneonatal adrenoleukodystrophy

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a genetic disease that affects the nervous system and the adrenal glands (small glands located on top of each kidney). People...

X-linked cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy

Adrenomyeloneuropathy

Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) is an inherited condition that affects the spinal cord. It is a form of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. On average, people with AMN begin to...

Peroxisome biogenesis disorder-Zellweger syndrome spectrum

Zellweger spectrum refers to a group of related conditions that have overlapping signs and symptoms and affect many parts of the body. The spectrum includes Zellweger...


News & Blog Posts Results

What are Your Favorite Rare Disease Movies?

Summer is right around the corner, which means hot days, grilling, more time outside, and of-course the inevitable rainy-day stuck inside. In preparation for those days,...

Guest Blog: A Parent Advocate & Author Discusses Courage

By David Cry, Guest Blogger Courage. Strength in the face of pain or grief. A tenet I have experienced on many occasions as the lead of The Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)...

The Hill publishes NORD op-ed: Congress must act now to help 15 million sick children

The Hill, a top U.S. political website, read by Congressional offices, the White House, political pundits, and more, today published the following op-ed by NORD President...

Patient/Caregiver Opening Address Announced for NORD Rare Summit

One of the unique aspects of the 2018 NORD Rare Diseases & Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit is its theme, "A New Era of Patient-Focused Innovation," which we will...

Head of the Herd: Taylor Kane, Founder and President, Remember the Girls

At the head of the herd is… Taylor Kane, Founder and President, Remember the Girls Taylor advocates for those living as… Carriers of all X-linked diseases ...


Organizations Results

Kennedy Krieger Institute

The Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) is a national non-profit program that develops and provides medical, educational, and community interventions for infants, children,...

Fight ALD

The Fight ALD is dedicated to fighting illness through education. Specifically, its members work to increase awareness of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) and...

Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders

The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders (GFPD) is a voluntary organization whose mission is to help children and families faced with a diagnosis of peroxisomal...

Alex TLC (The Leukodystrophy Charity)

Alex TLC (The Leukodystrophy Charity) is a voluntary, non-profit patient support group and registered charity working with patients and families with adrenoleukodystrophy...

ALD Connect

Our mission is to improve health outcomes for patients with adrenoleukodystrophy by empowering patients, raising awareness, and accelerating the translation of scientific...