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Aicardi syndrome

Aicardi syndrome: Introduction

Aicardi syndrome: Aicardi syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the partial or complete agenesis (absence) of the corpus callosum (the structure that links the 2 ... more about Aicardi syndrome.

Aicardi syndrome: A rare genetic disorder where the structure connecting the two halves of the brain fails to develop which results in seizures and eye abnormalities . More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Aicardi syndrome is available below.

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Causes of Aicardi syndrome

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Prognosis for Aicardi syndrome

Prognosis for Aicardi syndrome: The prognosis for individuals with Aicardi syndrome varies according to the presence and severity of symptoms. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Aicardi Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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Article Excerpts about Aicardi syndrome

Aicardi syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the partial or complete agenesis (absence) of the corpus callosum (the structure that links the 2 hemispheres of the brain), infantile spasms (a form of childhood seizure), mental retardation, and an ocular (eye) abnormality called lacunae (lesions) of the retina of the eye. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Aicardi Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Aicardi syndrome:

A syndrome of infantile spasms, typical bowing of the head (salaam seizures), chorioretinopathy, retarded mental and motor development, agenesis of the corpus callosum, and costovertebral anomalies. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Aicardi syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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