How often is X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy inherited from a parent?

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy is inherited from a parent approximately 95% of the time. In the remaining 4-5% of cases, there is a new mutation, or genetic change, in the ABCD1 gene of the affected patient. A new genetic change is also called a de novo change or mutation.

Steinberg, S., Moser, A., Raymond, G. X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy. Gene Reviews. Online database. Updated April 2015.

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