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Miller-Dieker syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • MDLS
  • Miller-Dieker lissencephaly syndrome
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My baby has Miller-Dieker syndrome and I would like to know how long he might live.

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What is the prognosis for individuals with Miller-Dieker syndrome?

Most children with Miller-Dieker syndrome do not live past age two, though a few have lived to age ten.  The oldest individual known to have this condition lived to age 17.[1]
Last updated: 4/2/2012