CPN | Leukodystrophy

Leukodystrophy

Leukodystrophies are a group of rare, progressive metabolic genetic diseases that affect the brain, spinal cord and often the peripheral nerves. Each type of Leukodystrophy is caused by a specific gene abnormality that leads to abnormal development or destruction of the white matter (myelin sheath) of the brain. These disorders are progressive and tend to worsen throughout the life of the patient, significantly shortening their lifespan.

For more information, visit the United Leukodystrophy Foundation website.