|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 65-66
Dystonia and adrenoleukodystrophy: an overview
Jamir Pitton Rissardo, Ana L Fornari Caprara
Department of Neurology, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil; Department of Medicine, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil
|Date of Submission||07-Dec-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||10-Jan-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||01-Apr-2020|
Dr. Jamir Pitton Rissardo
Rua Roraima, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Rissardo JP, Caprara AL. Dystonia and adrenoleukodystrophy: an overview. Ann Mov Disord 2020;3:65-6
We read the article entitled “Dystonic opisthotonus: a rare phenotype of adrenoleukodystrophy” in the esteemed journal Annals of Movement Disorders with great interest. Mallikarjuna et al. reported a case of a gradeschooler presenting with progressive cognitive impairment, psychological issues, and extrapyramidal and dystonic symptoms. Then, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy was diagnosed.
Here, we would like to address some topics that together with the study of Mallikarjuna et al. could lead to a better comprehension of adrenoleukodystrophy. In this context, adrenoleukodystrophy is an uncommon disease as the authors’ stated, but the presentation with movement disorders, or more specifically dystonic symptoms, is one of the most common.,, As is true for some other inborn errors of metabolism, there are four types of adrenoleukodystrophy categorized according to the time of the onset of the disease. The neonatal and childhood adrenoleukodystrophies are the most common types associated with dystonic movements. A summary of the main characteristics found in one of these phenotypic studies is given in [Table 1]., Therefore, we believe that the authors presented the case very well and promoted adrenoleukodystrophy awareness.
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