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What is Adrenomyeloneuropathy?

What is Adrenomyeloneuropathy?

  • Adrenomyeloneuropathy: A form of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy characterized by spinal cord dysfunction and brain involvement may or may not be present. Those with brain involvement suffer serious symptoms that can eventually lead to total disability and even death.
  • Adrenomyeloneuropathy: A syndrome combining the characteristics of adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison disease) with those of cerebral sclerosis (Schilder disease). Skin bronzing and sclerosis of the brain and demyelination are the principal manifestations.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Adrenomyeloneuropathy: Introduction

Types of Adrenomyeloneuropathy:

Broader types of Adrenomyeloneuropathy:

Who gets Adrenomyeloneuropathy?

Gender Ratio for Adrenomyeloneuropathy: males almost exclusively

How serious is Adrenomyeloneuropathy?

Complications of Adrenomyeloneuropathy: see complications of Adrenomyeloneuropathy

What causes Adrenomyeloneuropathy?

Causes of Adrenomyeloneuropathy: see causes of Adrenomyeloneuropathy

What are the symptoms of Adrenomyeloneuropathy?

Symptoms of Adrenomyeloneuropathy: see symptoms of Adrenomyeloneuropathy

Complications of Adrenomyeloneuropathy: see complications of Adrenomyeloneuropathy

Onset of Adrenomyeloneuropathy: usually between 2nd decade and middle age

Adrenomyeloneuropathy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Adrenomyeloneuropathy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Adrenomyeloneuropathy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Adrenomyeloneuropathy: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Adrenomyeloneuropathy.
Treatments for Adrenomyeloneuropathy: see treatments for Adrenomyeloneuropathy

Name and Aliases of Adrenomyeloneuropathy

Main name of condition: Adrenomyeloneuropathy

Other names or spellings for Adrenomyeloneuropathy:

Adrenomyeloneuropathy, AMN

Bronze Schilder disease, Siemerling-Creutzfeldt disease, Adrenoleucodystrophy, Addison-Schilder syndrome, Adrenoleukodystrophy Source - Diseases Database

Bronze Schilder disease, Schilder's disease, Siemerling-Creutzfeldt disease, Adrenoleukodystrophy, AMN, Addison disease and cerebral sclerosis, Addison-Schilder syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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