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Clinical Case Reports

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June 2022


Alexander Disease is a rare, often fatal, leukoencephalopathy of early childhood associated with a heterozygous mutation of the glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP) gene. Adult-Onset Alexander Disease (AOAD) is an exceptionally rare leukoencephalopathy that often presents with slowly progressive brainstem and cervical cord dysfunction features. Acute onset of AOAD has only ever been reported three times in the literature. We report a case of acute onset AOAD in a patient that presented with bulbar symptoms and left hemiplegia initially concerning for acute stroke.


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