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Boston Children's

Hospital
Periventricular
Nodular
Heterotopia

Boston Children's Hospital


puts a lot of support and https://
rarediseases.info.nih.gov/
research into finding of and
diseases/12724/
discovering more about periventricular-heterotopia
PVNH but do to the rarity, http://omim.org/
as patients grow, so does entry/300049
the research. https://
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Zanna Sutton
books/NBK1213/
http://
www.sciencedirect.com/
science/article/pii/
S1059131106001956

alexanna.sutton@nichols.edu
Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia = PVNH
What is PVNH?
is a disorder consisting of the migra- The Diagnoses: Treatments?
tion of the neurons in the brain Imaging exams of the brain
which fail to migrate appropriately Evaluation by a neurologist No Treatment
during early development, resulting Evaluation by a doctor specialized
in the formation of nodular brain in epilepsy (if seizures are present)
tissue lining the ventricles. So far research shows PVNH is
(MRA) of the brain vessels, carotid
not any cause of death.
arteries, and aorta.

How do you get it? Evaluation by a cardiologist and


either echocardiogram or a (MRI).
Females most commonly

Attached to X-linked
chromosome

males who do contract


PVNH tend to die in
utero due to the lack of a Symptoms:
2nd X chromosome like Epilepsy
females do.
Seizures

Learning Disabilities

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Hyper Flexible Joints


PVNH Support & Awareness
Migraines Day
August 7th
Developmental Abnormalities
http://pvnhsupport.com/about
-3/pvnh/what-is-pvnh/