Brain disorders

Lissencephaly- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition Lissencephaly, which literally means “smooth brain,” is a rare, gene-linked brain malformation characterized by the absence of normal convolutions (folds) in the cerebral cortex and an abnormally small head (microcephaly). In the usual condition of lissencephaly, children usually have a normal-sized head at birth.  In children with reduced head …

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Encephalopathy- Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Definition of Encephalopathy Encephalopathy is referred to the abnormal brain structures or improper functioning of your brain. Depending on the underlying pathology, it can cause long-term or short-term problems. The symptoms may get stable, static or get worse as the disease progresses. Also, significant brain loss is a cardinal feature …

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Savant Syndrome- Definition, Causes and Treatment

Definition Savant syndrome is the rare disease that is also defined mental disorders. However, the syndrome is more of special skill than a normal disorder. However, the fact remains that the syndrome is witnessed among people who are suffering from Autism. The record shows that half of the Savant syndrome …

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Encephalitis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Encephalitis (en-sef-uh-LIE-tis) is inflammation of the brain. There are several causes, but the most common is viral infection. Encephalitis often causes only mild flu-like signs and symptoms such as a fever or headache or no symptoms at all. Sometimes the flu-like symptoms are more severe. Encephalitis can also cause …

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