Aicardi Syndrome

Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that primarily affects newborn girls. The condition is sporadic, meaning it is not known to pass from parent to child. (An exception is a report of two sisters and a pair of identical ...1

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Symptoms of Aicardi Syndrome

Girls may have a gender-specific condition called Aicardi syndrome, which causes severe cognitive impairment and developmental delays, seizures, abnormalities in the vertebra of the spine, and lesions on the retina of the eye. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)2 ...

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Types of Aicardi Syndrome

Some types of this condition may include:3 Types of Aicardi syndrome:

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Genetics of Aicardi Syndrome

Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that primarily affects newborn girls. The condition is sporadic, meaning it is not known to pass from parent to child. (An exception is a report of two sisters and a pair of identical ...4

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Treatments: Aicardi Syndrome

Is there any treatment? There is no cure for Aicardi syndrome nor is there a standard course of treatment. Treatment generally involves medical management of seizures and programs to help parents and children cope with developmental delays. Long-term management ...5

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Research for Aicardi Syndrome

What research is being done? The NINDS supports and conducts research on neurogenetic disorders such as Aicardi syndrome. The goals of this research are to locate and understand the genes involved and to develop techniques to diagnose, treat, prevent, and ...6

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Names and Terminology

Aicardi syndrome is distinct from Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome, which is an inherited encephalopathy that affects newborn infants. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)7 ...

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ aicardi/ aicardi.htm
  2. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ agenesis/ agenesis.htm
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  4. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ aicardi/ aicardi.htm
  5. ibid.
  6. ibid.
  7. ibid.

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