Medical Dictionary: Alexander Disease


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Alexander Disease: Another name for Alexander Syndrome.
Alexander Disease (condition): Brain myelin disorder causing mental degeneration.

Alexander Disease: Alexander disease is a rare, genetic, degenerative disorder of the nervous system. It is one of a group of genetic disorders called the leukodystrophies that affect growth of the myelin sheath the fatty covering which acts as an insulator on nerve fibers in the brain. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Alexander Disease Information Page: NINDS

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