Pathologic findings in adrenoleukodystrophy heterozygotes

J. M. Powers, H. W. Moser, A. B. Moser, C. K. Ma, S. B. Elias, R. A. Norum

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Abstract

Two women, heterozygous for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, contained striated adrenocortical cells without inflammation and central nervous system demyelinative lesions. Only one was symptomatic neurologically; neither exhibited hypoadrenalism. These findings further document the variability of adrenoleukodystrophy heterozygotes and provide evidence that the major pathologic differences between hemizygote and heterozygote are quantitative in nature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-153
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume111
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 13 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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