Alexander's disease

Alexander's disease

[al′eg·zan′dərz/]
Etymology: W. Stewart Alexander, English pathologist, 20th century
an infantile form of leukodystrophy, characterized by a collection of eosinophilic material at the surface of the brain and around its blood vessels, resulting in brain enlargement. It also causes macrocephaly, seizures, and spasticity.

Alexander's disease

a congenital, fibrinoid encephalomyelopathy of humans and described in dogs.
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Leigh's disease 13 MLD 4 Wilson's disease 2 Gangliosidosis 2 PKAN (NBIA Type 1) 2 Canavan's disease 1 Alexander's disease 1 Glutaric aciduria 1
The rest of cases belonged to the third category with involvement of both gray and white matter as in one case of Canavan's and one case of Alexander's disease, two cases of Gangliosidoses, one case of Glutaric aciduria and thirteen cases of Leigh's disease.
Adult Alexander's disease without leukoencephalopathy Ann Neurol 2005; 58:813-814.
Late onset Alexander's disease presenting as cerebellar ataxia associated with a novel mutation in the GFAP gene.
A QUALITY field turned out at the Heartlands Club, Aston, to take part in a 501 competition in an effort to raise money for Alfie Leadbetter, a young man from Middlesbrough who suffers from Alexander's Disease, an illness that destroys the nervous system.
Mum Debbie, 36, who has three other sons, Connor, 14, Kai, six, and three-year-old Ellis, said: "With Alexander's disease, children don't normally survive past seven.
The periventricular and brainstem white matter T2 signal hyperintensities are consistent with expected MRI findings in Alexander's disease.
Prominent white matter cavitation in an infant with Alexander's disease.
Glioma, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alexander's disease and stroke are just a few examples of diseases glia are critically involved in.
Alexander's disease (fibrinoid leukodystrophy) is a rare leukodystrophy in which a mutation of the gene for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) on chromosome 11 occurs due to autosomal-recessive inheritance with variable penetrance in male infants.
Proceeds from Sunday's event at The Galleries, Washington, will go into a fund for 17-year-old David Pattison, from Seaham, who has Alexander's disease.
The results from an EAE model indicate that this drug may also have therapeutic potential for a great number of other neurologic conditions such as Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, Transverse Myelitis, Krabbe's Leukodystrophy, Alexander's Disease, Canavan's Disease and Adrenoleukodystrophy," he concluded.

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