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Alexander disease


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