WHAT IS PACHYGYRIA?
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It is a rare development disorder that affects the cerebral cortex, which is the outermost layer of the brain.
The disease makes the brain very smooth. This causes parts of the brain to not be able to function properly.
People with Pachygyria suffer from developmental delay, epilepsy, poor muscle control, and have a smaller than normal head size.
The disorder happens in the womb, while the foetus's brain is still developing.
Treatment of the disorder can include anti-seizure medication, physical therapy, speech therapy, or vision therapy.
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