Krabbe disease is a degenerative disorder that affects the nervous system. It is caused by the shortage (deficiency) of an enzyme called galactosylceramidase (GALC). This enzyme deficiency results in defective myelin, the covering that insulates many nerves. Krabbe disease is considered part of a group of disorders known as leukodystrophies, which result from the imperfect growth and development of myelin. Krabbe disease usually begins before the age of 1 year (early-onset form). Initial signs and symptoms often include feeding difficulties, episodes of unexplained fever, stiff posture, and developmental delay. As the disease progresses, muscles continue to weaken, affecting the infant's ability to move, chew, swallow, and breathe. Affected infants also experience vision loss and mental retardation. Less commonly, onset can occur in later in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood (late-onset form).

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... Krabbe disease is a degenerative disorder that affects the nervous system. It is caused by the shortage (deficiency) of an enzyme called galactosylceramidase (GALC). This enzyme deficiency results in defective myelin, the covering that insulates many nerves. Krabbe disease is considered part of a group of disorders known as leukodystrophies, which result from the imperfect growth and development of myelin.

Krabbe disease usually begins before the age of 1 year (early-onset form). Initial signs and symptoms often include feeding difficulties, episodes of unexplained fever, stiff posture, and developmental delay. As the disease progresses, muscles continue to weaken, affecting the infant's ability to move, chew, swallow, and breathe. Affected infants also experience vision loss and mental retardation. Less commonly, onset can occur in later in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood (late-onset form). ...

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Krabbe Disease
... Synonym(s):  Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy What is Krabbe Disease? Krabbe disease is a rare, degenerative disorder of the central and peripheral nervous systems that is characterized by the pr...
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... Krabbe disease is a rare, degenerative disorder of the central and peripheral nervous systems that is characterized by the presence of globoid cells (cells that have more than one nucleus) in demyelin...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

   

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  • Krabbe disease
    ... Krabbe disease is a degenerative disorder that affects the nervous system. It is caused by the shortage (deficiency) of an enzyme called galactosylceramidase (GALC). This enzyme deficiency results in ...
  • Krabbe Disease Information Page
    ... Krabbe disease is a rare, degenerative disorder of the central and peripheral nervous systems that is characterized by the presence of globoid cells (cells that have more than one nucleus) in demyelin...

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