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Alexander Disease

Other Names for this Disorder

  • Alexanders leukodystrophy

  • Megalencephaly in infancy accompanied by progressive spasticity and dementia

  • AxD

Sub-types

 Symptoms and Linked Genes

  •  Seizures

  •  Stiffness in the arms and/or legs

  • Mental retardation

  • Delayed physical development

  • Speech abnormalities

  • Swallowing difficulties

  • Poor coordination

  • Associated Gene: GFAP gene

Similar/Linked Disorders 

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  • Leukodystrophy

  • Aceruloplasminemia

  • Neural tube defects

  • Neural tube defects, folate-sensitive

  • Paraplegia

  • Glioma

  • Tremor

  • Frontonasal dysplasia 1

  • Schizophrenia

  • Frontonasal dysplasia 3

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