Fibrinoid Leukodystrophy or Alexander Disease is a rare genetic condition that usually affects infants and children who are in the growth and development stage. It can cause various growth delays and a visible alteration in physical features including an abnormally enlarged head. Also, the symptoms may include retardation and seizures. It basically affects the central nervous system and cerebellum.
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?
There is currently no cure or standard procedure for treating Alexander disease. However, patients are advised to seek pediatric and neurological expertise.
DID YOU KNOW?
Alexander disease is also known as dysmyelogenic leukodystrophy, fibrinoid leukodystrophy and hyaline polyneuropathy