Krabbe's disease


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Krabbe's disease

 [krah´bez]
a familial form of leukoencephalopathy beginning in infancy, in which the sphingolipid ceramide galactoside accumulates in the tissues due to a deficiency of β-galactosidase, marked pathologically by cerebral demyelination and by the presence of large globoid bodies in the white substance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Krabbe's disease

See GLOBOID CELL LEUKODYSTROPHY.
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Krabbe's disease is a rare and terminal genetic mutation that damages and attacks the nervous system.
Suzanne suffered from a degenerative nerve system condition called Krabbe's disease, which left her blind, unable to walk, talk and limited her ability to move.
Normal nerve function is lost in demyelinating disorders, such as MS and the rare, fatal, childhood disease, Krabbe's disease.
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Globoid cell leukodystrophy, also known as Krabbe's disease, is an autosomal recessive white matter disorder caused by the deficiency of [beta]-galactocerebrosidase.