Mar 20, 2019
At 13 months, the participant was diagnosed with Turner syndrome. Around this same time, she was found to have fluid around her heart (pericardial effusion), which was treated. At 3 years old, she was diagnosed with high blood pressure (childhood onset hypertension).
The participant started having seizures at 6 months, which her parents described as “staring spells.” When she was about 3 years old, she began to have grand mal seizures. At 9 years, the seizures seemed to mostly affect the right side of her body. Around this time, she also had some weakness on one side of her face, and it was noticed that the left side of her face seemed larger than the right.
Over time, the participant has shown signs of expressive and receptive language delay, memory impairment, and developmental regression. In particular, her IQ has dropped, and her motor skills have decreased. This regression has occurred despite EEGs improving over time and normal brain MRIs.
Doctors are suspicious that the participant has Turner syndrome and an additional condition that would explain her seizures and regression.
If this participant sounds like you or someone you know, please contact us!
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