Alexander Disease testing

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A rare disorder of the nervous system that mostly affects infants and children


Alexander disease is a progressive neurodegenerative illness. It is a rare genetic disorder that mainly affects infants and children. The adult form of the illness is very rare. There is currently no standard procedure for treatment and therapies will depend on the specific symptoms exhibited by you or your child's individual case. Our team of world-class consultants will be able to go through the options in detail with you. Alexander disease is often confirmed following magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is a method of scanning. MRI scanning is painless and safe. It does not use any radiation. For the MRI scan, the patient lies inside a large tube during the full-body scan. The process takes between 30 and 45 minutes and is noisy. Earplugs or headphones will be provided. Following an MRI scan, you can continue with your daily activities as normal.

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