The adrenoleukomyeloneuropathy complex: Expression in four generations

B. P. O’Neill, L. C. Marmion, E. R. Feringa

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Abstract

Varying combinations of leukodystrophy, myeloneuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, and primary Addison disease were identified in 14 members of four generations of a kindred of 49 persons. Of these, 26 persons from three generations were evaluated clinically. We propose that adrenoleukomyeloneuropathy (ALMN) is a rare, progressive, presumably biochemical disorder of uncertain inheritance. ALMN is expressed clinically by dysfunction of the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and endocrine system. We stress that suspicion of this disorder be high in evaluating uncertain neurologic disorders, and that identification of one manifestation of this complex should alert the clinician to the possibility of a different expression of the same complex in other family members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalNeurology
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1981

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  • Clinical Neurology

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