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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 208-209

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy presenting as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Department of Psychiatry, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. T Siva Ilango
Department of Psychiatry, Sree Balaji Medical College Hospital, 7 Works Road, Chromepet, Chennai - 600 044, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.158198

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X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is one the leukodystrophies causing a progressive decline in neurological function mainly affecting the children. The most common symptoms are changes in behavior, including social withdrawal or aggression, poor memory or poor scholastic performance. Here, we present a 7-year-old boy who presented with symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity and later turned out to be a case of X-ALD.



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