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What is Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts?

What is Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts?

  • Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a progressive brain destruction that causes mental retardation and incoordination that starts early in life.

Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts, or a subtype of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts, 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 Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: Introduction

Types of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts:

Broader types of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts:

How serious is Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts?

Complications of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: see complications of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts

What causes Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts?

Causes of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: see causes of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts

What are the symptoms of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts?

Symptoms of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: see symptoms of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts

Complications of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: see complications of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts

Onset of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: usually infancy

Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts.
Treatments for Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: see treatments for Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts

Name and Aliases of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts

Main name of condition: Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts

Other names or spellings for Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts:

megalencephaly [cystic leukodystrophy], Van der Knapp syndrome, megalencephalic leukodystrophy, MLC, Vacuolating megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts, LVM, Megalencephaly-cystic leukodystrophy, Leukoencephalopathy with swelling and cysts

Van der Knaap disease Source - Diseases Database

LVM, Leukoencephalopathy with swelling and cysts, MLC, Megalencephaly-cystic leukodystrophy, Vacuolating megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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