What is the prognosis for Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Prognosis for patients with ALD is generally poor due to progressive neurological deterioration. Death usually occurs within one to 10 years after the onset of symptoms.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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