Find out about MLD Metachromatic Leukodystrophy a genetic disorder which at the moment has no cure

Glossary

Aphasia

Difficulty understanding/expressing language.

ARSA or ASA

Arylsulfatase-A.

Aspiration

Material from the stomach or mouth entering the lungs.

Ataxia

Affecting co-ordination, balance and speech.

BBB

Blood Brain Barrier.

BMT

Bone Marrow Transplant.

CNS

Central Nervous System.

CSF

Cerebrospinal Fluid.

Dysphagia

Swallowing problems.

Dystonia

Uncontrolled muscle movements (spasms).

ERT

Enzyme Replacement Therapy.

GA

General Anaesthesia.

Hip subluxation

A condition in which the hip joint is partially, but not fully, dislocated.

Leukodystrophy

One of a group of disorders characterised by degeneration of the white matter in the brain.

LSD

Lysosomal Storage Diseases – a large group of disorders caused by a deficiency of specific enzymes responsible for the degradation of substances present in lysosomes.

MLD

Metachromatic Leukodystrophy.

MDT

Multi-Disciplinary Team.

NI

Neuroinflammation.

NSAIDs

Non-Steriodal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.

PNS

Peripheral Nervous System.

STC

Stem Cell Transplant.