Cephalopolysyndactyly: A rare genetic disorder characterized by premature closing of skull bones and craniofacial abnormalities, finger and toe abnormalities. The type and severity of symptoms is variable with many cases remaining undiagnosed because their condition is relatively mild and doesn't cause many problems.
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causes, and treatments of Cephalopolysyndactyly is available below.
Symptoms of Cephalopolysyndactyly
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symptoms of Cephalopolysyndactyly
Treatments for Cephalopolysyndactyly
- Treatment varies depending on the type and severity of symptom that develop:
- Surgery may be needed to correct defects or abnormalities e.g. webbed digits, extra digits, hydrocephalus
- Anti-seizure medication may be needed for those who develop seizures
- Appropriate educational support is required for those who have mental retardation or learning problems
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Causes of Cephalopolysyndactyly
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Less Common Symptoms of Cephalopolysyndactyly
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occasional symptoms of Cephalopolysyndactyly
Cephalopolysyndactyly: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Cephalopolysyndactyly
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a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
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Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
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Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
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Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
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Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
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is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis).
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Cephalopolysyndactyly: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Prognosis for Cephalopolysyndactyly
Prognosis for Cephalopolysyndactyly:
The prognosis varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms that develop. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment can improve prognosis and quality of life. Generally a good prognosis and a normal life expectancy can be expected. The main symptom of concern is the mild mental retardation that can occur in some patients.
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Definitions of Cephalopolysyndactyly:
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Cephalopolysyndactyly as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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