Miller-Dieker syndrome: Introduction
Miller-Dieker syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by a smooth brain surface. The condition occurs because of deletion of genetic material from the short arm of chromosome 17 ath a particular location (17p13.3).
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causes, and treatments of Miller-Dieker syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Miller-Dieker syndrome
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symptoms of Miller-Dieker syndrome
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Miller-Dieker syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Miller-Dieker syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To Miller-Dieker syndrome
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Less Common Symptoms of Miller-Dieker syndrome
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occasional symptoms of Miller-Dieker syndrome
Miller-Dieker syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Miller-Dieker 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...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,...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...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 (MTBI),...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 (such...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 ...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 misdiagnosis of...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis...read more »
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Definitions of Miller-Dieker syndrome:
A developmental defect of the brain caused by incomplete neuronal migration and characterized by smoothness of the surface of the brain (lissencephaly) occurring in association with absence of the sulci and gyri (agyria) and thickening of the cerebral cortex with four rather than six layers (pachygyria), microcephaly, characteristic facial appearance, retarded growth and mental development, neurological complications, and multiple abnormalities of the brain, kidneys, heart, gastrointestinal tract, and other organs. Lissencephaly, once considered as synonymous with Walker-Warburg syndrome and Norman-Roberts syndrome, is now recognized as a component of several other syndromes. Type I (the classical form) is a component of Miller-Dieker and Norman-Roberts syndromes, also occurring as a separate entity; Type II the Walker-Warburg and muscle-eye-brain syndrome, also occurring in the Neu-Laxova syndrome.
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Miller-Dieker syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Miller-Dieker syndrome, or a subtype of Miller-Dieker syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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