Neurodegenerative Disorders

To find patient care programs and faculty treating neurodegenerative disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute, please see the right-hand column below. Additional helpful information, including definitions, symptoms, Institute press releases, Potential magazine articles, and other resources outside the Institute, have also been provided for readers on this page.

Neurodegenerative Disorders Overview:

Neurodegenerative diseases are a varied assortment of central nervous system disorders characterized by the gradual and progressive loss of neural tissue or nerve cells.

Examples, Subsets and Synonyms for Neurodegenerative Disorders:

  • Leukodystrophies
    • Adrenoleukodystrophy
    • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
    • Krabbe Disease (globoid cell leukodystrophy)
    • Canavan Disease
    • Alexander Disease
    • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease
  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses