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Familial porencephaly

Familial porencephaly: Introduction

Familial porencephaly: A very rare developmental abnormality that tends to run in families and is characterized by a localized accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. The severity of symptoms is determined by the size and location of the brain abnormality. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Familial porencephaly is available below.

Symptoms of Familial porencephaly

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Causes of Familial porencephaly

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Familial porencephaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Familial porencephaly

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Familial porencephaly: Rare Types

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Definitions of Familial porencephaly:

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


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