Lissencephaly: A very rare disorder characterized by abnormal brain formation so that the brain surface appears smooth rather than convoluted.
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causes, and treatments of Lissencephaly is available below.
Symptoms of Lissencephaly
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symptoms of Lissencephaly
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Causes of Lissencephaly
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causes of Lissencephaly
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Disease Topics Related To Lissencephaly
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Lissencephaly: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Lissencephaly
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because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
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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
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
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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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that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
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Lissencephaly: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Lissencephaly: Rare Types
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Clinical Trials for Lissencephaly
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Lissencephaly include:
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Statistics for Lissencephaly
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Types of Lissencephaly
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Definitions of Lissencephaly:
Lissencephaly is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Lissencephaly, or a subtype of Lissencephaly,
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 Lissencephaly as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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