A case of adult-onset adrenoleukodystrophy with frontal lobe dysfunction: A novel point mutation in the ABCD1 gene

Shinichiro Inoue, Seishi Terada, Tadashi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Ujike, Yosuke Uchitomi

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Abstract

We report the case of a 48-year-old man with adult-onset adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) who developed dementia with subacute onset. He was abulic, indifferent to his surroundings, and without insight with regards to his own disease. An elevated plasma very long chain fatty acid level and a novel point mutation IVS3+2t> g in the ABCD1 gene confirmed the diagnosis of ALD. Diffusion-weighted MRI revealed a high intensity area in the white matter of the frontal lobes. Severe brain hypoperfusion in the frontal lobes was revealed. We believe that this is a rare case of adult-onset adrenoleukodystrophy with predominant frontal lobe dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1403-1406
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume51
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Diffusion-weighted MRI
  • Frontal lobe dysfunction
  • MR spectroscopy
  • Single photon emission CT (SPECT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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