Language: English

Duration: 45 minutes

Topic: An Introduction and Overview of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) in Children

Speaker: Nicole I Wolf, Ass. Professor, Department of Child Neurology, Center for Childhood White Matter Diseases, Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Amsterdam Neuroscience, (Netherlands)

Learning Objectives 

  •  Explaining the hereditary causes, disease characteristics, signs and symptoms of MLD 

  •  Exploring the impact on the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and motor function 

  •  Reviewing how early-onset clinical manifestations are often overlooked or confused with other conditions 

  •  Understanding the early signs of MLD that every pediatricians should look for that should trigger an early referral

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