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 of Alexander disease may be done through MRI scan and DNA analysis of blood and cheek tissue samples. Rough diagnosis may be done through physical examination.
HOW IS ALEXANDER DISEASE TREATED?
Symptomatic and supportive treatment may be done for Alexander disease. There is no cure for the disease at present
DID YOU KNOW?
There are no more than 500 reported cases of Alexander disease in the world.