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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symptoms of Familial porencephaly
Home Diagnostic Testing
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Causes of Familial porencephaly
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Familial porencephaly: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Familial porencephaly
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...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 ...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 causing a mild concussion...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...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 return...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
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Familial porencephaly: Research Doctors & Specialists
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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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