The out­look.

Wellness Update - - CLEVLAND CLINIC -

There is no cure for ACC, those af­fected have to be taught to ad­just and live within their lim­i­ta­tions. But ac­cord­ing to Dr. Singh, there is some promis­ing re­search on po­ten­tially cor­rect­ing mal­for­ma­tion of the brain. “The re­search is in the early stages,” he cau­tions, “new re­search shows that the ar­rested de­vel­op­ment of the brain can po­ten­tially be restarted by cor­rect­ing the chem­i­cal im­bal­ances which con­trol the mi­gra­tion of brain cells. This has only been done in an­i­mal mod­els and not in hu­mans, but he re­sults have brought new hope to this field of neu­ro­science.” There are a num­ber of adults walk­ing around to­day with par­tial ACC. Some will never know. Oth­ers may find out by ac­ci­dent. And 1 in 4,000 ba­bies will be born with ACC this year—that we know about. The only an­swer is close com­mu­ni­ca­tion with your pe­di­a­tri­cian.

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