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Case report
Adrenoleukodystrophy presenting as glue sniffing
  1. Rajesh Kumar Meher,
  2. Rajeswari Aghoram and
  3. Pradeep Pankajakshan Nair
  1. Neurology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rajeswari Aghoram; rajeswari.a{at}


Adrenoleukodystrophy classically presents in childhood with bronze skin, spastic tetraparesis, dysphagia, behavioural abnormalities and adrenal insufficiency. However, atypical presentations are known. Here we report an adolescent with adrenoleukodystrophy who first sought medical attention for glue sniffing.

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  • Contributors RKM drafted the initial report. RA edited the report and was responsible for patient management. PPN finalised the report and was involved in patient management.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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