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Ohtahara Syndrome

Ohtahara Syndrome: Introduction

Ohtahara Syndrome: Ohtahara syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by seizures. The disorder affects newborns, usually within the first three months of life. ... more about Ohtahara Syndrome.

Ohtahara Syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by epilepsy that starts within a month of birth. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ohtahara Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Ohtahara Syndrome

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Ohtahara Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Ohtahara Syndrome

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Ohtahara Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Ohtahara 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 symptoms....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...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 ...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...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...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), for...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...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...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical...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)...read more »

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Ohtahara Syndrome: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Ohtahara Syndrome

Prognosis for Ohtahara Syndrome: death within a couple of years; survivors remain in a permanent vegetative state

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Article Excerpts about Ohtahara Syndrome

Ohtahara syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by seizures. The disorder affects newborns, usually within the first three months of life. Individuals with Ohtahara syndrome often have mental retardation or other developmental impairments. The cause of the disorder is unknown. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Ohtahara Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Ohtahara Syndrome:

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

 

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