Gray matter heterotopia

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What is gray matter heterotopia?

Gray matter heterotopia is a neurological disorder that is characterized by the gray matter in the brain being located in the wrong part of the brain. It is associated with epilepsy and can affect higher brain functions and motor skills. Seizures are generally resistant to medication.

Common symptoms reported by people with gray matter heterotopia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with gray matter heterotopia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with gray matter heterotopia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gray matter heterotopia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gray matter heterotopia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gray matter heterotopia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 9
20s 8
30s 12
40s 5
50s 4
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 29

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from gray matter heterotopia patients who have completed their condition history
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