Location

Student Union

Start Date

20-4-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 11:00 AM

Description

First reported case in 1910, ALD results in serious cognitive and developmental issues. Adult form reported in 1976. Gene of cause identified in 1993 by Mosser et al. X-linked, mutation on ABCD1 gene codes for VLCFA transporter. More likely to occur in males. To be diagnosed with ALD, persons must show signs and symptoms of motor neuron degeneration in both the upper and lower motor neurons that cannot be explained by other factors. There is no single test that can definitively diagnose ALD; instead, the diagnosis is dependent on the symptoms and signs that the physician observes in the patient. A hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at the early stages of the cerebral symptoms. (Class Project)

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Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

Student Union

First reported case in 1910, ALD results in serious cognitive and developmental issues. Adult form reported in 1976. Gene of cause identified in 1993 by Mosser et al. X-linked, mutation on ABCD1 gene codes for VLCFA transporter. More likely to occur in males. To be diagnosed with ALD, persons must show signs and symptoms of motor neuron degeneration in both the upper and lower motor neurons that cannot be explained by other factors. There is no single test that can definitively diagnose ALD; instead, the diagnosis is dependent on the symptoms and signs that the physician observes in the patient. A hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at the early stages of the cerebral symptoms. (Class Project)