Adrenoleukodystrophy Case Study

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Overview
Lorenzo is a brilliant young boy and at the age of six, Lorenzo was diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy ALD) .
Adrenoleukodystrophy is a rare disease and commonly passed down from parent to child.
Lorenzo’s parents made a decision to do the research and find a medicine for ALD.
Lorenzo’s parents find a medicine for the cure of Adrenoleukodystrophy.
They named the medicine as Lorenzo’s oil and it will slow down the Adrenoleukodystrophy disease.

Lorenzo 's Oil (1992) is based on the true story. Augusto and Michaela Odone are the parents of Lorenzo. Lorenzo suffered from a rare inherited disease called Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). Once anybody had this disease, they may hardly live two to three years more. However, Lorenza’s parents Augusto and Michaela Odone were not willing to admit the facts. Instead of accepting the fact, they started their research to find a medicine for Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). Odones most often had argument with scientists, doctors and supporting groups. They use to advise Odone that the role for doing the research the laypeoples
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Conceptual/Perceptual: Lorenzo was diagnosed with Childhood cerebral ALD. That is mainly affecting the hearing, sight, and ability to speak, Lorenzo had all these problems. He was also facing behavioural changes, poor school performance, poor memory and abnormal withdrawal or aggression. There was other symptoms also which include poorly articulated speech, seizures, learning disabilities, visual lose, progressive dementia, fatigue, swallowing difficulty, intermittent vomiting, disturbances of gait and coordination and increased skin pigmentation. After he treated with Lorenzo’s oil his hearing and sight were partially restored. The Lorenzo’s oil health improvement started with wiggling his fingers to show yes and he communicates through blinking his eyelids to say no. He likes to read and likes to hear the music. After remyelination he was able to regain his ability to speak and full
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