lissencephaly

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lissencephaly
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A rare and sometimes severe condition when a baby’s brain doesn’t fold properly. Some baby’s with lissencephaly may be born with an abnormally small sized head. The condition may cause numerous symptoms including muscle spasms, difficulty swallowing, seizures and intellectual impairment.

Lissencephaly can also cause malformation in the toes, hands or fingers.

Children with severe lissencephaly may have a life expectancy of about ten years.

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