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Alexander disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • Alexanders leukodystrophy
  • Megalencephaly in infancy accompanied by progressive spasticity and dementia
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  • My step-daughter was diagnosed with Alexander Disease less than a year ago. She is 2 years old. We were recently told that the disease is spreading to her pituitary gland. What impact will this have on the progression of the disease?   Click here for answer

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Alexanders leukodystrophy
  • Megalencephaly in infancy accompanied by progressive spasticity and dementia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.