Miller-Dieker lissencephaly syndrome

Treatment

What is the treatment for Miller-Dieker lissencephaly syndrome?

Treatment for Miller-Dieker Lissencephaly syndrome involves helping with the symptoms of the condition. However, because of the poor prognosis, some families may chose to do supportive care. Supportive care usually involves avoiding invasive procedures and not intervening if the infant/child would need resuscitation (stop breathing).

Seizures are typically treated with medications, though this is not effective for every person.

Feeding difficulties may be severe enough to require a feeding tube (gastronomy tube) which gives nutrition directly into the stomach. This is placed during a surgical procedure. Breathing and feeding difficulties tend to worsen during periods of illness.

It is important that families discuss all options for treatment/management prior to making any decisions. Since every person with MDS is different, the decisions regarding treatment/management are also based on individuals situation.

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Is there a cure for Miller-Dieker lissencephaly syndrome?

Is there a cure for Miller-Dieker lissencephaly syndrome?

There is no cure for Miller-Dieker lissencephaly syndrome. It is not possible to replace missing pieces of chromosomes. Treatment is limited to management, surveillance, and targeted therapies of medical concerns.

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