Aicardi syndrome -
What causes this? Can it be prevented?
What are the symptoms and effects of the condition
Symptoms usually appear in babies around 2-5 month. Child may be jerking or having infantile spams ( a type of seizure that occurs in infants) child may also develop yellowish spots on their eyes.
- partial or complete absence of the corpus callosum
- chorioretinal lacunae, or lesions in the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye
- Some have very severe seizures that result in death in childhood and some have very mild symptoms and may live well into adulthood
- a hole or gap in one of the structures of the eye
- really small eyes
- really small head
- hand deformities
- intellectual disabilities
- developmental delays
- difficulty eating
- spasticity, which is a condition that causes stiff and rigid muscles
How is the condition detected? What treatment options are available?
Brain imaging and ophthalmology exam prenatal ultrasound examination or fetal MRI may detect some features which may raise the possibility for the diagnosis. The treatment for aicardi syndrome includes a number of medical and therapeutic specialties.