Aicardi Syndrome Treatment News and Symptoms Information

What is Aicardi Syndrome?

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, aicardi syndrome is a condition that occurs almost exclusively in females. The disorder is characterized by three main features that occur together in most affected individuals. People with Aicardi syndrome have absent or underdeveloped tissue connecting the left and right halves of the brain (agenesis or dysgenesis of the corpus callosum). They have seizures beginning in infancy (infantile spasms), which tend to progress to recurrent seizures (epilepsy) that can be difficult to treat. Affected individuals also have chorioretinal lacunae, which are defects in the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina).

See below for updated news and information regarding Aicardi Syndrome including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Aicardi Syndrome Treatment News and Research

Aicardi Syndrome: Genome Sequencing Illuminates Another Rare

PLoS Blogs (blog)Jul 2, 2015
The most likely explanation for the origin of Aicardi syndrome, based on whom it affects, is a dominant mutation in a gene on the X chromosome …

First genetic mutation associated with Aicardi syndrome

Science DailyJun 20, 2015
A genetic mutation responsible for a debilitating childhood neurological condition known as Aicardi syndrome has been identified by the …

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