Adrenoleukodystrophy-cerebello-brainstem dominant case

S. Kuroda, A. Hirano, S. Yuasa

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A case of adrenoleukodystrophy was studied morphologically and biochemically. The patient was a 28-year-old man with no family history of adrenoleukodystrophy. His neurologic symptoms were cerebellar ataxia, spastic paraplegia, pseudo-bulbar palsy, and a minimal visual disturbance, with neither adrenal nor hypogonadal symptoms. The morphological and biochemical findings in this case are identical with those in typical adrenoleukodystrophy, but the topographical distribution of the lesions is distinctly different. The changes selectively affect the white matter in the cerebellum and brain stem in contrast to minimal involvement of the occipital white matter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalActa neuropathologica
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1983


  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Biochemistry
  • Cerebello-brainstem involvement
  • Electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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