Metachromatic leukodystrophy caused by a partial cerebroside sulfatase.

A patient with neuropathy and myopathy since infancy but whose neuropathy had been stable for a number of years showed a profound deficiency of arylsulfatase A in leukocytes and urine. Urine contained material that stained metachromatically and cochromatographed with cerebroside sulfate. In contrast, cultured fibroblasts contained about 10-20% of normal… CONTINUE READING