My grandson was recently diagnosed with hemimegalencephaly. He's currently on-track developmentally. Are there degrees of severity with this condition? Where can we find the best information or an expert we could talk to?
Are there degrees of severity with hemimegalencephaly?
Yes, hemimegalencephaly and the symptoms associated with it can range from mild to severe. Individuals with hemimegalencephaly and normal intellectual development have been described in the medical literature. Some researchers have suggested that mildly affected individuals are less likely to be identified as having this condition.
Last updated: 11/28/2012
How can I find a genetics professional in my area?
Fusco L, Ferracuti S, Fariello G, Manfredi M, Vigevano F. Hemimegalencephaly and normal intellectual development. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. 1992; 55:720-722. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1326602. Accessed 11/27/2012.