Alexander disease is a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system and leads to changes in physical and psychological characteristics. For instance, a usual enlargement of the head or spasticity can be some of the common indicators of the disease. It is rarely found in adults and mostly affects infants & children.
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 cure for Alexander disease. The only way is symptomatic and supportive. Hydrocephalus may be partially treated by surgery. The later the disease occurs the course gets slow and lengthy.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are no more than 500 reported cases of Alexander disease in the world.