L1 Syndrome: Introduction
L1 Syndrome: L1 Syndrome refers to range of disorders characterized by stiff muscles (spasticity) in the legs, reduced intelligence, excessive fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus) and abnormally bent thumbs. The range and severity of symptoms is highly variable. Disorders which varying forms of L1 Syndrome includes MASA syndrome, X-linked Corpus Callosum agenesis and X-linked Mental Retardation Complicated Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia type 1. The condition tends to produce mild if any symptoms in females in nearly all cases.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of L1 Syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of L1 Syndrome
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symptoms of L1 Syndrome
Treatments for L1 Syndrome
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treatments for L1 Syndrome
Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to L1 Syndrome:
Wrongly Diagnosed with L1 Syndrome?
L1 Syndrome: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to L1 Syndrome:
- Wasting of leg muscles - due to spasticity
- Contractures - due to spasticity
- Headache due to hydrocephalus
- Nausea due to hydrocephalus
- Vomiting due to hydrocephalus
- Irritability due to hydrocephalus
- more complications...»
Causes of L1 Syndrome
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L1 Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and L1 Syndrome
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease,
it...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course,...read more »
Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps,
particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes.
However, there are also various other causes.
See causes of leg cramps or ...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia ...read more »
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.
A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See ...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis).
See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency...read more »
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L1 Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
- Muscle and Orthopedic Specialists:
- Nerve Specialists:
- Neurology (Brain/CNS Specialists):
- Child Health Specialists (Pediatrics):
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Hospitals & Clinics: L1 Syndrome
Research quality ratings and patient safety measures
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L1 Syndrome: Rare Types
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L1 Syndrome: Animations
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Prognosis for L1 Syndrome
Prognosis for L1 Syndrome:
The prognosis can vary considerable depending on the severity of the symptoms. Some cases result in death before birth whereas other cases are relatively mild. Careful monitoring by health specialists can ensure the best prognosis.
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L1 Syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of L1 Syndrome
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