S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Medicine (의학과) The Seoul Journal of Medicine The Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 29 No.2 (1988)
A Case of Adrenoleukodystrophy
부신 뇌백질 이양증(1증례 보고)
- Kim, Young Hwue; Kim, Soon Ki; Yang, Sei Won; Moon, Hyung Ro; Chi, Je G.
- Issue Date
- Seoul J Med, Vol.29 No.2, pp. 195-200
- Adrenoleukodystrophy is a rare genetically determined disorder associated with
progressive white matter degeneration of central nervous system.
Although it is known to occur in most parts of the world it is seldom reported in Korea. We
report a case of adrenoleukodystrophy in a 6 year old boy that was diagnosed by adrenal
biopsy and demonstration of characteristic cryptalloid inclusions seen in adrenal cortical cells.
This patient also had a widespread white matter lesion and brain atrophy that could clearly be
demonstrated with Magnetic Resonance Image.