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Types of Leukodystrophies

Leukodystrophies can be classified into different categories: peroxisomal, lysosomal, vacuolating, hypomyelinating, unclassified or undetermined leukodystrophies. This section includes a description of leukodystrophies addressed by the LeukoTreat project i.e.:

 

- Peroxisomal leukodystrophy: Adrenoleukodystrophy


- Lysosomal leukodystrophies: Metachromatic leukodystrophy and Krabbe disease


- Vacuolating leukodystrophies: Alexander disease, CACH/VWM syndrome and Canavan disease


- Hypomyelinating leukodystrophy: Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease


For information about other types of leukodystrophies, see the website of the ELA association.