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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?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging or an MRI Scan can help in detecting the problem. Usually, a Pediatric specialist will look into the case. Clinical examinations based on the symptoms and appearance of the patient, as well as radiological studies can also help in diagnosis of this 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.