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Alpers Syndrome

Alpers Syndrome: Introduction

Alpers Syndrome: Alpers' disease is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease of the brain that occurs in infants and children. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Alpers' Disease Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Alpers Syndrome.

Alpers Syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by liver disease, seizures and progressive, episodic psychomotor retardation. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alpers Syndrome is available below.

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Causes of Alpers Syndrome

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Alpers Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Alpers Syndrome

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Alpers Syndrome: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Alpers Syndrome

Prognosis for Alpers Syndrome: death from months to 15 years after diagnosis

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Article Excerpts about Alpers Syndrome

Alpers' disease is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease of the brain that occurs in infants and children. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Alpers' Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Alpers Syndrome:

Alpers Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alpers Syndrome, or a subtype of Alpers Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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