Symptoms of early-onset GLD usually appear in babies between 2 and 12 months of age. Symptoms include:
- Unexplained crying
- Unexplained fevers
- Seizures, or fits of uncontrolled movement
- Slow development
These symptoms get worse quickly, and children with GLD usually die before the age of two years. The early-onset form of the disorder occurs more often than the late-onset form.
Late-onset GLD can appear in people of any age. The symptoms include:
- Problems seeing
- Problems walking
- Loss of mental ability
These symptoms may worsen quickly, as in early-onset GLD, or slowly over many years.
Learn how transplant can treat GLD.
MedlinePlus [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); [updated 2013 Sept 16; cited 2013 Sept 16]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/