Adrenoleukodystrophy associated with vitiligo and ulcerative colitis

Raja A. Sawaya, Fadi H. Mourad, Samir Najjar, Muhammad Mikati, Gerald V. Raymond

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Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an X-linked inherited disorder of lipid metabolism usually presenting in childhood or early adolescence. It is a progressive disease with symptoms of adrenal insufficiency and central nervous system demyelination. The pathology results from the accumulation of very long-chain fatty acids and an inflammatory reaction in the brain white matter. We report a case of ALD associated with adrenal insufficiency and two autoimmune diseases: vitiligo and ulcerative colitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1999


  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Demyelination
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Very long-chain fatty acids
  • Vitiligo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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