What are the symptoms of Leukodystrophy?

All forms of Leukodystrophy are progressive in nature, and symptoms worsen over the course of the diseases. As myelin breaks down, so does signal transmission in the nervous system resulting in a continuous decline in mental and physical ability.

Symptoms that may accompany Leukodystrophy include:

  • Failure to thrive
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Irritability
  • Change in muscle tone (dystonia/hypertonia)
  • Seizures
  • Loss of speech, slurring
  • Inability to eat by mouth
  • Change in body movements
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Change in walking ability
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Personality changes
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