Important It is possible that the main title of the report Alpers Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Alpers Diffuse Degeneration of Cerebral Gray Matter with Hepatic Cirrhosis
Alpers Progressive Infantile Poliodystrophy
Poliodystrophia Cerebri Progressiva
Progressive Cerebral Poliodystrophy
Diffuse Cerebral Degeneration in Infancy
Alpers disease is a progressive neurologic disorder that begins during childhood and is complicated in many instances by serious liver disease. Symptoms include increased muscle tone with exaggerated reflexes (spasticity), seizures, and loss of cognitive ability (dementia).
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