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Alexander disease



Alexander disease Causes


The causes of Alexander disease is said as the mutation in the gene encoding glial fibrillary acidic protein.


Alexander disease Definition


Alexander disease is considered as a very rare type of neurological conditions that is known as leukodystrophies, which is a disorder results from abnormalities in myelin, the “white substance” that protects the nerve fibers in the brain. Alexander disease is progressive in nature and is usually fatal.


Alexander disease Diagnosis


To date, the diagnosis of Alexander disease is not possible without autopsy or post mortem examination of the nerve tissues and brain. Doctors conduct brain biopsy which will show the characteristic degeneration appearance of the brain tissue.


Alexander disease Symptoms and Signs


Alexander disease is considered as a very rare type of neurological conditions that is known as leukodystrophies, which is a disorder results from abnormalities in myelin, the “white substance” that protects the nerve fibers in the brain. Alexander disease is progressive in nature and is usually fatal.


Alexander disease Treatment


There is no known cure for Alexander disease, and there is also no standard course of treatment. Therapies for this mental condition are supportive and symptomatic.


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