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Metachomatic leukodystrophy is a progressive disorder of sulfatide metabolism affecting primarily the nervous system. The age of onset varies from late-infancy to adulthood and all subtypes include progressive neurological deterioration such as hypotonia/muscle weakness, gait problems, and behavioral changes.
Seattle Children’s provides healthcare for the special needs of children regardless
of race, sex, creed, ethnicity or disability. Financial assistance for medically
necessary services is based on family income and hospital resources and is provided
to children under age 21 whose primary residence is in Washington, Alaska, Montana
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