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Polymicrogyria: Introduction

Polymicrogyria: Polymicrogyria refers to abnormal brain development where the brain has abnormally smooth gyri (convolutions) on the surface of the brain. The anomaly is often occurs as part of another syndrome. Patients can present with a wide range and severity of symptoms which can make the prognosis difficult to determine. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Polymicrogyria is available below.

Symptoms of Polymicrogyria

Treatments for Polymicrogyria

  • Treatment plans will vary depending on the severity of the condition and how it manifests in each particular patient
  • Health areas that will probably need to be evaluated and assessed include:
  • Speech
  • Special education requirements
  • Vision
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Polymicrogyria:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Polymicrogyria?

Causes of Polymicrogyria

  • Genetic anomalies
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Inadequate blood supply to brain during 2nd trimester
  • Certain viruses e.g. cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, syphilis, varicella-zoster
  • There may be other as yet undetermined causes
  • more causes...»

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Polymicrogyria: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Polymicrogyria

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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 more »

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Polymicrogyria: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Polymicrogyria: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Polymicrogyria: Animations

Statistics for Polymicrogyria

Polymicrogyria: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Polymicrogyria:

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

Related Polymicrogyria Info

More information about Polymicrogyria

  1. Polymicrogyria: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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