Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Adrenoleukodystrophy Underlying Cause

Adrenoleukodystrophy is caused by the body's inability to break down fats. Fat accumulates in the brain, nerves, adrenal glands, and testicles. The presence of the fat disrupts the normal functions of these organs.

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Adrenoleukodystrophy References
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