Other Names for this Disease
- Alexanders leukodystrophy
- Megalencephaly in infancy accompanied by progressive spasticity and dementia
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The prevalence of Alexander disease is unknown. Since the description of the first  GFAP have been confirmed in 189 reported individuals.individual in 1949, no more than 550 cases have been reported.
Last updated: 9/2/2010
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- Gorospe JR. Alexander Disease. GeneReviews. 2010; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=alexander. Accessed 9/2/2010.