Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) is a rare X-linked leukodystrophy, which means that the mutated gene is on the X chromosome, one of the two sex chromosomes.
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Vanishing White Matter Disease
Vanishing white matter disease (VWM) is a rare autosomal recessive leukodystrophy, which means both copies of the affected gene in each cell have mutations.
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)
Help Kids Like Jourdan Fight AFM The exact cause of the illness is not known, though scientists think it is most likely the result of a viral infection. Symptoms of AFM: Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is characterized by the sudden onset of limb weakness and loss of muscle tone and reflexes. Some...
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare, genetic disorder characterized by the breakdown or loss of the myelin sheath surrounding nerve cells in the brain and progressive dysfunction of the adrenal gland.
Alexander disease is a rare autosomal dominant leukodystrophy, which means one copy of the altered affected gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder.
Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS)
Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) is a condition that can result in pain anywhere in the body. The pain can occur in either sporadic or regular spells.
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare neurodevelopmental genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 15,000 people. Affected individuals typically have recurrent seizures, balance and coordination issues, developmental delay/intellectual disability and sleep disturbance
Ataxia Telangiectasia (AT)
Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a rare, progressive, neurodegenerative childhood disease that affects the nervous system and other body systems.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
These difficulties usually begin before the person is seven years old. However, these behaviors may be noticed earlier or may not be noticed until the child is older. Doctors do not know what causes ADHD. However, researchers who study the brain are coming closer to understanding what may cause ADHD...