Basic Summary for Hydranencephaly


Main name of condition: Hydranencephaly

What is Hydranencephaly?
  Brief description of Hydranencephaly: Brain birth defect
  Parent types of Hydranencephaly: Congenital conditions, Porencephaly, Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Hydranencephaly: brain
How many people get Hydranencephaly?
  Prevalance of Hydranencephaly: rare
Who gets Hydranencephaly?
  Patient Profile for Hydranencephaly: Infants.
How serious is Hydranencephaly?
  Prognosis of Hydranencephaly: Poor. Often death before 1 year of age.
  Prognosis of Hydranencephaly: The outlook for children with hydranencephaly is poor. Death generally occurs before age 1. 1
What causes Hydranencephaly?
  Cause of Hydranencephaly: Birth defect caused by mother infections during pregnancy.
  Class of Condition for Hydranencephaly: congen.defect
What are the symptoms of Hydranencephaly?
  Symptoms of Hydranencephaly: see symptoms of Hydranencephaly
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Hydranencephaly: see treatments for Hydranencephaly

1. excerpt from NINDS Hydranencephaly Information Page: NINDS

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