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?
Alexander disease is diagnosed in various ways including; • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI • genetic testing • clinical symptoms • radiological studies • leukodystrophies
HOW IS ALEXANDER DISEASE TREATED?
Treatment of Alexander disease is impossible as there is no cure for it. Water removal surgery from brain, bone marrow transplantation, etc. may be done but with no proven success rate.
DID YOU KNOW?
A bone marrow transplant was attempted on a patient, but it remained unsuccessful and could not cure the child.