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Diseases » Aicardi syndrome » Summary
 

What is Aicardi syndrome?

What is Aicardi syndrome?

  • Aicardi syndrome: A rare genetic disorder where the structure connecting the two halves of the brain fails to develop which results in seizures and eye abnormalities .
  • Aicardi syndrome: A syndrome of infantile spasms, typical bowing of the head (salaam seizures), chorioretinopathy, retarded mental and motor development, agenesis of the corpus callosum, and costovertebral anomalies.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Aicardi syndrome: Introduction

Types of Aicardi syndrome:

Broader types of Aicardi syndrome:

How many people get Aicardi syndrome?

Prevalance of Aicardi syndrome: rare

Who gets Aicardi syndrome?

Patient Profile for Aicardi syndrome: Usually 3-5 months.

Profile for Aicardi syndrome: Onset of Aicardi syndrome generally begins between the ages of 3 and 5 months. The disorder affects only females. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Aicardi Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Gender Profile for Aicardi syndrome: Female only.

How serious is Aicardi syndrome?

Complications of Aicardi syndrome: see complications of Aicardi syndrome
Prognosis of Aicardi syndrome: The prognosis for individuals with Aicardi syndrome varies according to the presence and severity of symptoms. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Aicardi Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Aicardi syndrome?

Causes of Aicardi syndrome: see causes of Aicardi syndrome

What are the symptoms of Aicardi syndrome?

Symptoms of Aicardi syndrome: see symptoms of Aicardi syndrome

Complications of Aicardi syndrome: see complications of Aicardi syndrome

Aicardi syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Aicardi syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Aicardi syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Aicardi syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Aicardi syndrome.
Treatments for Aicardi syndrome: see treatments for Aicardi syndrome
Research for Aicardi syndrome: see research for Aicardi syndrome

Organs Affected by Aicardi syndrome:

Organs and body systems related to Aicardi syndrome include:

Name and Aliases of Aicardi syndrome

Main name of condition: Aicardi syndrome

Class of Condition for Aicardi syndrome: congen.defect

Other names or spellings for Aicardi syndrome:

agenesis of corpus callosum with chorioretinitits abnormality, agenesis of corpus callosum with infantile spasms and ocular anomalies, callosal agenesis and ocular abnormalities, chorioretinal anomalies with ACC, corpus callosum, agenesis of and chorioretinal abnormality, chorioretinal anomalies-corpus callosum agenesis-infantile spasms syndrome, corpus callosum agenesis-chorioretinal abnormality syndrome, corpus callosum agenesis-chorioretinopathy-infantile spasms syndrome, corpus callosum agenesis-ocular anomalies-salaam seizures syndrome, AIC, Corpus callosum, agenesis of, with chorioretinal abnormality

AIC, Corpus callosum, agenesis of, with chorioretinal abnormality
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Aicardi syndrome: Related Conditions

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