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ALEXANDER DISEASE & TREATMENT

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Definition: What is "Alexander disease"?

ALEXANDER DISEASE

Alexander disease is considered as a very rare type of neurological conditions that is known as leukodystrophies, which is a disorder results from abnormalities in myelin, the "white substance" that protects the nerve fibers in the brain. Alexander disease is progressive in nature & is usually fatal.

Symptoms & Signs

Alexander disease is considered as a very rare type of neurological conditions that is known as leukodystrophies, which is a disorder results from abnormalities in myelin, the "white substance" that protects the nerve fibers in the brain. Alexander disease is progressive in nature & is usually fatal.

Treatment: How to Treat "Alexander disease"?

There is no known cure for Alexander disease & there is also no standard course of treatment. Therapies for this mental condition are supportive & symptomatic.

Causes

The causes of Alexander disease is said as the mutation in the gene encoding glial fibrillary acidic protein.

Diagnosis

To date, the diagnosis of Alexander disease is not possible without autopsy or post mortem examination of the nerve tissues & brain. Doctors conduct brain biopsy which will show the characteristic degeneration appearance of the brain tissue.

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