Early Onset Primary Adrenal Insufficiency in Males with Adrenoleukodystrophy: Case Series and Literature Review

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The lifetime risk for adrenal insufficiency in male children with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)is estimated at 80%-86%. Prior to newborn screening, male children with ALD were identified by family history or after symptom development. These young patients with ALD and adrenal insufficiency support newborn screening for ALD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • newborn screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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