What does Alpers disease mean?

Alpers disease meaning in Medical Dictionary

A progressive condition of neurological system characterized by spasticity (tightness), myoclonus and dementia by liver issues with jaundice and cirrhosis. This condition, very first described by Alpers in 1931 as "Diffuse modern deterioration of gray question of cerebrum", frequently starts early in life with convulsions. A continuous seizure (standing epilepticus) can be the ultimate event.