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Lissencephaly: Introduction

Lissencephaly: A very rare disorder characterized by abnormal brain formation so that the brain surface appears smooth rather than convoluted. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lissencephaly is available below.

Symptoms of Lissencephaly

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Lissencephaly?

Lissencephaly: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Lissencephaly

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Disease Topics Related To Lissencephaly

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Lissencephaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Lissencephaly

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 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 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 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 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 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. more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not 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). See symptoms of Vitamin more »

Lissencephaly: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Lissencephaly: Rare Types

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Lissencephaly: Animations

Research about Lissencephaly

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Clinical Trials for Lissencephaly

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Lissencephaly include:

Statistics for Lissencephaly

Lissencephaly: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Lissencephaly:

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


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