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Megalencephaly: Introduction

Megalencephaly: Megalencephaly refers to an unusually large, heavy brain that functions abnormally. See detailed information below for a list of 42 causes of Megalencephaly, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Megalencephaly:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Megalencephaly. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Megalencephaly

Home medical tests possibly related to Megalencephaly:

Megalencephaly: Symptom Checker

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Megalencephaly Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Megalencephaly may include:

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Megalencephaly: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Megalencephaly may include these symptoms:

Misdiagnosis and Megalencephaly

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 misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown" and 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 Alzheimer's disease, 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 diagnosis. The condition goes by the name of " 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 (MTBI), for which the symptoms are typically mild. The 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 Parkinson's disease or dementia ( more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed 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 more »

Megalencephaly: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Megalencephaly: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Megalencephaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Megalencephaly listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Megalencephaly as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Megalencephaly

Megalencephaly, also called macrencephaly, is a condition in which there is an abnormally large, heavy, and usually malfunctioning brain. By definition, the brain weight is greater than average for the age and gender of the individual. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Megalencephaly Information Page: NINDS)

Megalencephaly, also called macrencephaly, is a condition in which there is an abnormally... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Megalencephaly Information Page: NINDS)

Detailed list of causes of Megalencephaly

The list below shows some of the causes of Megalencephaly mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Megalencephaly?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Megalencephaly. Of the 42 causes of Megalencephaly that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 4 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 37 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Megalencephaly:

The following list of conditions have 'Megalencephaly' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Megalencephaly:

Megencephaly, Head enlarged, Macrocephaly
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