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Alexander disease

a bibliography and dictionary for physicians, patients, and genome researchers [to internet references]

by James N. Parker

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Published by ICON Health Publications in San Diego, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mental Illness,
  • Bibliography,
  • PSYCHOLOGY,
  • Sphingolipidoses,
  • Computer network resources,
  • Dictionaries,
  • Research

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames N. Parker and Philip M. Parker, editors
    SeriesA 3-in-1 medical reference, 3-in-1 medical reference
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC632.S67 A44 2007eb
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] :
    Pagination1 online resource.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27015779M
    ISBN 101429496177
    ISBN 109781429496179
    OCLC/WorldCa173689085

    Alexander disease is a rare and generally fatal disorder of the CNS, originally classified among the leukodystrophies because of the prominent myelin deficits found in young patients. The most common form of this disease affects infants, who often have profound mental retardation and a variety of developmental delays, but later onset forms also Cited by: This disorder, first described by Alexander (), is characterized clinically by development of megalencephaly in infancy accompanied by progressive spasticity and features are similar to those of Canavan disease ().Gorospe et al. () reported 12 genetically confirmed cases of Alexander disease. Seven of the 12 had onset in infancy (range months), with seizures being .

    Alexander Disease Research. likes 24 talking about this. Alexander disease is a rare genetic disorder primarily affecting the central nervous system that results from mutations in a gene known Followers: A. Alexander's Disease. Alexander's disease is a rare disorder characterized by development of macrocephaly in infancy accompanied by progressive spasticity, psychomotor delay, and seizures. Based on the age at onset, three forms of Alexander's disease, including infantile, juvenile, and adult forms, have been recognized.

    If you have problems viewing PDF files, download the latest version of Adobe Reader. For language access assistance, contact the NCATS Public Information Officer. Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) - PO Box , Gaithersburg, MD - Toll-free:   Josh and Laura Ledbetter of Ooltewah, Tenn., a suburb of Chattanooga, pictured with their sons Grayson, 5, and Cooper, 9. Grayson has a rare neurological disease called Alexander disease, and the.


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Alexander disease by James N. Parker Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book offers a comprehensive overview of Alexander disease, a rare and devastating neurological disorder that often affects the white matter of Alexander disease book brain and spinal cord. Its distinctive neuropathology consists of abundant Rosenthal fibers within astrocytes (one of the four major cell types of the central nervous system)/5(4).

Alexander Disease - A Bibliography and Dictionary for Physicians, Patients, and Genome Researchers Paperback – J by Philip M. Parker (Author)Price: $   Alexander disease is a progressive disorder of cerebral white matter that predominantly affects infants and children and has variable life expectancy.

The later-onset forms present with a slower clinical course. The infantile form comprises about 42% of affected individuals, the juvenile form about 22%, and the adult form about 33%. E-BOOK DESCRIPTION This book offers a comprehensive Alexander disease book of Alexander disease, a rare and devastating neurological disorder that often affects the white matter of the brain and spinal cord.

Its distinctive neuropathology consists of abundant Rosenthal fibers within astrocytes (one of the four major cell types of the central nervous system). In Alexander disease, the destruction of white matter is accompanied by the formation of Rosenthal fibers--abnormal clumps of protein that accumulate in non-nerve cells (astrocytes) in the brain.

The most common type of Alexander disease is the infantile form. Alexander disease is one of a group of neurological conditions known as the leukodystrophies, disorders that are the result of abnormalities in myelin, the “white matter” that protects nerve fibers in the brain.

Alexander disease is a progressive and often fatal disease. The destruction of white matter is accompanied by the formation of Rosenthal fibers, which are abnormal clumps of. 67 rows    Summary Summary Alexander disease is a type of leukodystrophy.

Alexander disease is a rare disorder of the nervous system. It is one of a group of disorders, called leukodystrophies, that involve the destruction of myelin. Myelin is the fatty covering that insulates nerve fibers and promotes the rapid transmission of nerve impulses.

It’s characterized by: seizures stiffness in the arms and legs enlarged brain and head size learning disability developmental delay. General Discussion. Summary. Alexander disease is an extremely rare, usually progressive and fatal, neurological disorder.

Initially it was detected most often during infancy or early childhood, but as better diagnostic tools have become available has been found to. Hailey's Life With Alexander disease. likes 6 talking about this.

Hailey was diagnosed with Infantile Alexander disease in From that day forward I vowed to never give up searching for a Followers: 1K. Alexander disease is a rare, progressive and fatal disease that affects nervous system. The disease is named after Dr.

Stewart Alexander, who first described the condition in Alexander disease is usually presented during infancy or early childhood, but may also occur much later in life. Alexander disease is a rare genetic disorder that progressively damages the nervous system.

It is a type of leukodystrophy, a group of conditions that affect the white matter of the diseases damage the myelin sheath, which surrounds and protects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and speeds transmission of messages between cells.

Alexander disease belongs to leukodystrophies, a group of diseases that affect the growth or development of the myelin sheath. The destruction of white matter in the brain is accompanied by the formation of fibrous, eosinophilic deposits known as Rosenthal lty: Endocrinology, neurology.

Alexander Disease symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment information for Alexander Disease (Alexander Syndrome) with alternative diagnoses, full-text book chapters, misdiagnosis, research treatments, prevention, and prognosis.

Alexander's disease symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment information for Alexander's disease (Alexander Syndrome) with alternative diagnoses, full-text book chapters, misdiagnosis, research treatments, prevention, and prognosis. Both Alexander in his book and Potter in her recollections describe Alexander arriving in the ER groaning and flailing and raving and having to be physically restrained.

What is Alexander Disease. Alexander Disease is a form of Leukodystrophy that is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease. This means that the neurons in the brain continually lose structure and functionality over time. Photo: Olivia Kay Borodychuk, 10/10//28/17, Alexander Disease. Alexander disease, also known as fibrinoid leukodystrophy, is a rare fatal leukodystrophy, which usually becomes clinically evident in the infantile period, although neonatal, juvenile and even adult variants are with many other diseases with variable age of presentation, the earlier it manifests the more fulminant the clinical course.

In majority of cases, Alexander Disease begins by the time a child reaches 2 years of age. This is called as infantile form of Alexander Disease. In some cases, Alexander Disease strikes when the child is a bit older.

This is called juvenile form of Alexander Disease and is quite rare. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment and life expectancy of Alexander Disease. Two MR studies were obtained in the two patients with infantile Alexander disease, in one patient at an early stage and in the other patient at a late stage of the disease ().The early MR study showed that the frontal white matter had a slightly higher signal intensity than normal unmyelinated white matter on T2-weighted images and slightly lower signal intensity on T1-weighted by: Alexander disease (AD) is a progressive disorder of the white matter of the central nervous system (CNS).

The three types of AD are categorized by age of onset: infantile, juvenile, and adult. Affected infants develop a megalencephalic leukodystrophy, seizures.

Get this from a library! Alexander disease: a guide for patients and families. [Albee Messing] -- This book offers a comprehensive overview of Alexander disease, a rare and devastating neurological disorder that often affects the white matter of the brain and spinal cord.

Its distinctive.