X-linked cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy

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Synonyms: X-CALD

A progressive peroxisomal disease characterized by endocrine dysfunction (adrenal failure and sometimes testicular insufficiency) progressive myelopathy and peripheral neuropathy and leukodystrophy. Age of onset is highly variable but often in the first decade.

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Advocacy Organizations

ALD Alliance

Advocate for all newborn screening conditions nationally, help families affected by ALD through our annual ALD Standards of Care Meeting, creating resources for families and helping with gifts to support families.

Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome Advocacy Association

AGSAA is a global coalition of deeply dedicated parent advocates working alongside clinicians, researchers, and scientists. We are united in our desire to improve the lives of individuals and families living with Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome and those yet to be diagnosed. Everything we do reflects a sense of urgency to rescue patient potential and preserve quality of life through accelerating research and providing timely emotional and educational support alongside evolving clinical care recommendations to affected families.

Emory Lysosomal Storage Disease Center

The Emory Lysosomal and Peroxisomal Storage Disease Center is devoted to remaining on the cutting edge of research and treatment providing comprehensive and compassionate care for all of our patients affected by lysosomal storage diseases.

Genetic Support Network of Victoria

The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.

Mississippi Metabolics Foundation

Our mission at Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) is to advocate, educate, and support families in MS affected by genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM's). MMF promotes initiatives and further advancements in legislation, education, research, clinical trials, studies, therapies, targeted treatments, and eventual cures for IEM’s and all rare diseases.

Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

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Clinical Trials

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