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Definition

A form of microcephaly, a disease defined as a head circumference more than 3 standard deviations below the age, sex and ethnically matched mean. Brain weight is markedly reduced and the cerebral cortex is disproportionately small. MCPH17 is a severe form characterized by lissencephaly, enlarged ventricles, agenesis of the corpus callosum, cerebellar hypoplasia, and brainstem hypoplasia. Patients manifest delayed psychomotor development, intellectual disability, spasticity, axial hypotonia, and dysmorphic features.

Acronym

MCPH17

Keywords

Primary microcephaly