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Further references to Metachromatic Leukodystrophy

Source: Diseases Database

Source: Diseases Database

Source: Office of Rare Diseases

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

Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Source: Orphanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Metachromatic Leukodystrophy as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Source: Other References

Baumann, N, et al.
Adult Forms of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: Clinical and Biochemical Approach Developmental Neuroscience, 13; 211-215 (1991)

Bradley, W, et al (eds).
Neurology in Clinical Practice: The Neurological Disorders vol. II, 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, pp. 1555-1556, 1910 (1996)

Menkes, J.
The Leukodystrophies The New England Journal of Medicine, 322:1; 54-55 (January 4, 1990)

Rowland, L (ed).
Merritt's Textbook of Neurology 9th edition, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, pp. 558-560 (1995)

Wenger, D.
Research Update on Lysosomal Disorders with Special Emphasis on Metachromatic Leukodystrophy and Krabbe Disease APMIS, Suppl 40:101; 81-87 (1993)

Wyngaarden, J, et al (eds).
Cecil Textbook of Medicine 19th edition, W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, pp. 2200-2201 (1992) (Source: excerpt from NINDS Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Information Page: NINDS)


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