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Alexander disease is an extremely fatal and rare, yet progressive neurological disorder in kids (also known as leukodystrophies) and mainly caused by defective mutation of genes. Symptoms include megalencephaly, hydrocephalus, failure to thrive, seizures, spastic quadriparesis, progressive psychomotor retardation, etc.
HOW IS ALEXANDER DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis can be done through common tests conducted in neurology such as genetic testing of blood samples. Otherwise symptoms like large head size, or MRI scans can also be helpful.
HOW IS ALEXANDER DISEASE TREATED?
There is no known cure or treatment for Alexander Disease as of now. Pediatricians usually offer symptomatic treatment. Research in this area is being carried out by various medical professionals the world over.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are no more than 500 reported cases of Alexander disease in the world.