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    Does adrenoleukodystrophy affect both males and females?

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    The gene was is causally associated with adrenoleukodystrophy is found on the X chromosome.

    That means that if a man inherits a defective form of the gene from his mother he will have a severe form of adrenoleukodystrophy.

    Women who a “carriers” of adrenoleukodystrophy (a normal form of the gene on one X chromosome, a defective form on the other) sometimes show symptoms later in life, though these are often relatively mild.

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