Adrenoleukodystrophy associated with vitiligo and ulcerative colitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sawaya, RA; Mourad, FH; Najjar, S; Mikati, M; Raymond, GV

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 172

PubMed ID

  • 10529544

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0014-3022

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000008093


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland