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Posted by CCF Neurology MD on February 20, 1998 at 18:07:22:
In Reply to: Myelin Disorders posted by Jeff Scott on February 12, 1998 at 18:25:30:
: Hi! Jeff Scott here again. What exactly is AMN (Adrenal Myloneuropathy)? And what are the most up to date treatments for this disorder?
=Dear J. Scott, Adrenomyeloneuropathy is characterized by adrenal insufficiency since early childhood with a progressive spastic paraparesis and mild polyneuropathy developing in the third decade of life. Treatment can include adrenal replacement therapy, a diet enriched in monosaturated fatty acids and devoid of long-chain fatty acids, anti-spasmodic agent and treatment for the symptons of a peripheral neuropathy. This treatment mayslow the progress of the disease and make the patient more comfortable and/or functional in some instances but there is no cure avable at the present time. "This information is provided for general medical education purposes only. Please consult your physician for diagnostic and treatment options of your specific medical condition."
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