Neuroendocrine Disorders in Children – Chapter 16: Adrenoleukodystrophy: Neurological Aspects (ebook)


Chapter 16 – Adrenoleukodystrophy: Neurological Aspects

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD; OMIM, phenotype MIM number #300100) is the most common inherited peroxisomal disorder. The combined incidence of hemizygotes (all phenotypes) plus heterozygous female carriers is 1:16 800 newborn infants.

About the book

Impairments in the interaction between the central nervous system and the endocrine system can lead to a number of disorders in children.  These include type 1 diabetes, growth disorders, adrenal thyroid and pituitary problems, Addison’s disease and Cushing syndrome, among others.

Neuroendocrine Disorders in Children provides a comprehensive examination of paediatric and adolescent disorders focusing on the basic science and its clinical relevance. Complex issues are discussed in an easy-to-follow manner and the latest developments in the area are reviewed.

Read the full book review by Ieuan Hughes published in DMCN.

Readership: paediatric endocrinologists, paediatric and adult neurologists and trainee paediatricians.