Polymicrogyria is a condition where the folds or ridges in the brain develop in multiple numbers much more than the normal. Polymicrogyria or PMG as it is called, is of 2 types, affecting either one side or the whole of the brain. It is understood that the CMV virus affects the mother during pregnancy which causes this condition. Depending on the severity of the condition, the symptoms could vary from difficulty in swallowing and chewing to epilepsy and intellectual disability.
HOW IS POLYMICROGYRIA DIAGNOSED?
A GP can diagnose this problem during an ultrasound, which is done in pregnancy.
HOW IS POLYMICROGYRIA TREATED?
The treatment of Polymicrogyria depends upon the severity of this condition and in most of the cases, physical therapy, occupational therapy and anti-seizures drugs.
DID YOU KNOW?
It has been found that Polymicrogyria occurs before birth in either the earlier or later stages of brain development.