Reference : Infantile and juvenile presentations of Alexander's disease: a report of two cases.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Neurology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/64379
Infantile and juvenile presentations of Alexander's disease: a report of two cases.
English
Deprez, Manuel [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Anatomie et cytologie pathologiques >]
D'Hooghe, M. [Algemeen Ziekenhuis Sint-Jan Brugge > Department of Paediatrics > > >]
Misson, Jean-Paul mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Pédiatrie >]
De Leval, Laurence mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Anatomie pathologique >]
Ceuterick, C. [Born Bunge Foundation and University of Antwerp (UIA), Belgium > Laboratory of Neuropathology > > >]
Reznik, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services généraux (Faculté de médecine) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Médecine) >]
Martin, J. J. [Born Bunge Foundation and University of Antwerp (UIA), Belgium > Laboratory of Neuropathology > > >]
1999
Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Blackwell Publishing
99
3
158-65
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0001-6314
1600-0404
Oxford
United Kingdom
[en] Adolescent ; Age of Onset ; Astrocytes/pathology ; Brain/pathology ; Brain Diseases/pathology ; Child ; Child, Preschool ; Disease Progression ; Female ; Frontal Lobe/pathology ; Humans ; Infant ; Male ; Neurodegenerative Diseases/pathology
[en] We describe 2 new cases of Alexander's disease, the first to be reported in Belgium. The first patient, a 4-year-old girl, presented with progressive megalencephaly, mental retardation, spastic tetraparesis, ataxia and epilepsy: post-mortem examination showed widespread myelin loss with Rosenthal fibers (RFs) accumulation throughout the neuraxis. She was the third of heterozygotic twins, the 2 others having developed normally and being alive at age 5 years. The second patient developed at age 10 years and over a decade spastic paraparesis, palatal myoclonus, nystagmus, thoracic hyperkyphosis and thoraco-lumbar scoliosis with radiological findings of bilateral anterior leukoencephalopathy. Brain stereotactic biopsy at age 16 years demonstrated numerous RFs. With these 2 cases, we review the literature on the various clinico-pathological conditions reported as Alexander's disease. We discuss the nosology of this entity and the pathogeny of RFs formation and dysmyelination. Clues to the diagnosis of this encephalopathy in the living patient are briefly described.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/64379
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/63845
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