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Leukodystrophy, Metachromatic

"Leukodystrophy, Metachromatic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An autosomal recessive metabolic disease caused by a deficiency of CEREBROSIDE-SULFATASE leading to intralysosomal accumulation of cerebroside sulfate (SULFOGLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS) in the nervous system and other organs. Pathological features include diffuse demyelination, and metachromatically-staining granules in many cell types such as the GLIAL CELLS. There are several allelic and nonallelic forms with a variety of neurological symptoms.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Leukodystrophy, Metachromatic" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Leukodystrophy, Metachromatic" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 28 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2013
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