Definition of leukodystrophies - LEUKOTREAT, therapeutic strategies for leukodystrophy affected patients

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Leukodystrophies

The word leukodystrophy is of Greek origin: leukos (white), dys - (disturbance), trophê (nutrient). When leukodystrophy occurs, myelin can no longer conduct messages properly along the nerves. Either the myelin does not form, degrades, or is too abundant. Each case is different, but the consequences are always extremely serious

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