Female carrier of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy being studied for evaluation of possible adrenomyeloneuropathy.
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MRI shows only spinal cord atrophy affecting the thoracic cord.
Imaging of the brain is normal.
Female patient carrier of X-link adrenoleukodystrophy diagnosed 13 years ago by elevated levels of very long-chain fatty acids and positive family history of two sons with adrenoleukodystrophy.
Imaging shows spinal cord atrophy involving its thoracic segment, but the brain shows no abnormalities. These findings suggest adrenomyeloneuropathy.
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