The clinical course of a 6-year-old boy with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) who underwent allogeneic stem-cell transplantation during an early clinical stage is described. Twenty-three months after transplant, he remains neurologically stable, but with moderate neurological sequelae; the serum very long chain fatty acid profile has improved, but not normalized. The indications, mechanism of action, and complications of bone marrow transplantation in ALD are discussed briefly, along with other potential therapies.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology