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It is possible that the main title of the report Leukodystrophy is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
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. The myelin sheath is the protective covering of the nerve and nerves can't function normally without it. Each type of leukodystrophy affects a different part of the myelin sheath, leading to a range of neurological problems.
Hunter's Hope Foundation, Inc.
- PO Box 643
- 6368 West Quaker Street
- Orchard Park, NY 14127
- Tel: (716)667-1200
- Fax: (716)667-1212
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- Website: http://www.huntershope.org
Kennedy Krieger Institute
- 707 North Broadway
- Baltimore, MD 21205
- Tel: (443)923-9200
- Fax: (443)923-9405
- Tel: (800)873-3377
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- Website: http://www.kennedykrieger.org
Myelin Disorders Bioregistry Project (MDBP)
- Childrens National Medical Center, c/o Dr. Adeline Vanderver
- 111 Michigan Ave., NW
- Washington, DC 20010
- Tel: (202)476-6230
- Fax: (202)476-5226
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- Website: http://www.myelindisorders.org/profile.aspx
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- P.O. Box 5801
- Bethesda, MD 20824
- Tel: (301)496-5751
- Fax: (301)402-2186
- Tel: (800)352-9424
- Website: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.
- 2001 Beacon Street
- Brookline, MA 02146-4227
- Tel: (617)277-4463
- Fax: (617)277-0134
- Tel: (800)906-8723
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- Website: http://www.NTSAD.org
United Leukodystrophy Foundation
- 224 N. 2nd St.
- Suite 2
- DeKalb, IL 60115
- Tel: (815)748-3211
- Tel: (800)728-5483
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- Website: http://www.ulf.org/
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