Adrenal insufficiency in asymptomatic adrenoleukodystrophy patients identified by very long-chain fatty acid screening.

TitleAdrenal insufficiency in asymptomatic adrenoleukodystrophy patients identified by very long-chain fatty acid screening.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsDubey P, Raymond GV, Moser AB, Kharkar S, Bezman L, Moser HW
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Volume146
Issue4
Pagination528-32
Date Published2005 Apr
Abstract

Plasma assay for very long-chain fatty acids has made it possible to perform large-scale screening of at-risk individuals to identify asymptomatic patients with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD). We evaluated the burden of undiagnosed adrenal insufficiency in 49 such patients (age, 4.5 +/- 3.5 years).

Alternate JournalJ. Pediatr.