Miller-Dieker lissencephaly syndrome

Healthcare/Doctors

If some has Miller-Dieker lissencephaly syndrome, what should their primary care provider know/do?

If someone has Miller-Dieker lissencephaly syndrome, their primary care provider should know/do the following:

• The prognosis is typically poor and life expectancy is low

• Monitor their growth (weight, length, head circumference)

• Monitor their development, and make sure the child is receiving the proper supportive services

• Monitor respiratory status especially during periods of illness

• Refer to a child neurologist if seizures or developmental regression is not

If a primary care provider would like more specific information regarding this condition and the management considerations, reference the genereview's:LIS1 associated Lissencephaly article

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