Classifying intracranial calcification in children

A study led by Professor Yanick Crow begun in August 2011, is looking into the clinical, radiological and molecular definition of paediatric neurological phenotypes associated with intracranial calcification.

A range of genetic disorders are associated with intracranial calcification; an important clue to a child’s neurological problems. With a £259,000 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity grant the aim of the study is to provide paediatric neurologists worldwide with a working classification of intracranial calcification at the radiological, clinical and genetic levels.

The clinical information gained by grouping patients according to patterns of intracranial calcification reduces the number of tests children are subjected to, and provides accurate genetic counselling for families.

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