Alexander disease also known as fibrinoid leukodystrophy is a fatal neurological disease. It is very rare and genetic in nature. It mostly affects infants and children causing delayed developments in physical growth. The symptoms of this disease are: • Infantile Alexander Disease • Megalencephaly • Hydrocephalus: • Failure to thrive • Seizures: • Spasticity/spastic quadriparesis: • Progressive Psychomotor Retardation
HOW IS ALEXANDER DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
CT scan, MRI scan and genetic testing are the best methods to diagnose Alexander disease.
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?
A bone marrow transplant was attempted on a patient, but it remained unsuccessful and could not cure the child.