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Krabbe leukodystrophy

Krabbe leukodystrophy: Introduction

Krabbe leukodystrophy: Krabbé disease is a rare, degenerative disorder of the central and peripheral nervous systems. It is one of a group of genetic ... more about Krabbe leukodystrophy.

Krabbe leukodystrophy: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving the deficiency of an enzyme called galactocerebrosidase. It is a leukodystrophy which refers to a group of genetic disorders that affect the growth of the protective coating around the brain nerves. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Krabbe leukodystrophy is available below.

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Krabbe leukodystrophy: Deaths

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Krabbe leukodystrophy: Complications

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Causes of Krabbe leukodystrophy

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Misdiagnosis and Krabbe leukodystrophy

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Prognosis for Krabbe leukodystrophy

Prognosis for Krabbe leukodystrophy: The prognosis for individuals with Krabbé disease is poor. The disorder is generally fatal before age 2. Prognosis may be significantly better with early bone marrow transplantation in some patients. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Krabbe Disease Information Page: NINDS)

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Krabbé disease is a rare, degenerative disorder of the central and peripheral nervous systems. It is one of a group of genetic disorders called the leukodystrophies that affect the growth of the myelin sheath, the fatty covering-which acts as an insulator-on nerve fibers in the brain. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Krabbe Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Krabbe leukodystrophy:

Krabbe leukodystrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Krabbe leukodystrophy, or a subtype of Krabbe leukodystrophy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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  1. Krabbe leukodystrophy: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Deaths
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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