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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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How many people are affected by Alexander disease? 

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How many people are affected by Alexander disease?

The prevalence of Alexander disease is unknown. Since the description of the first affected individual in 1949, no more than 550 cases have been reported.[1][2] GFAP mutations have been confirmed in 189 reported individuals.[2]
Last updated: 9/2/2010