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Further references to Megalencephaly

Source: Diseases Database

Source: Diseases Database

Source: Office of Rare Diseases

Megalencephaly is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Megalencephaly, or a subtype of Megalencephaly, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Source: Orphanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Megalencephaly as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Source: Other References

Bradley, W, et al (eds).
Neurology in Clinical Practice: The Neurological Disorders. vol. II, 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, p. 1480 (1996).

Rowland, L (ed).
Merritt's Textbook of Neurology. 9th edition, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, pp. 519-520 (1995).

Asbury, A, et. al. (eds).
Diseases of the Nervous System: Clinical Neurobiology. vol. I, 2nd edition, W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, pp. 616-617 (1992).

Gooskens, R, et. al.
Megalencephaly: Definition and Classification. Brain & Development, 10:1; 1-7 (1988).

DeMyer, W.
Megalencephaly: Types, Clinical Syndromes, and Management. Pediatric Neurology, 2:6; 321-328 (1986). (Source: excerpt from NINDS Megalencephaly Information Page: NINDS)


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