There is currently no known cure for Aicardi syndrome. Treatment for Aicardi syndrome generally focuses on managing the symptoms and is done on a patient-by-patient basis.
Physical therapy: Physical therapy programs can help patients with managing seizures or accommodating developmental delays.
Seizure medications: Anti-seizure medications are available, which can help reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. Some anti-seizure medications recommended for patients with Aicardi syndrome include Corticotropin (ACTH) and Vigabatrin. Drowsiness, hallucinations, weight gain, or vision loss are side effects of anti-seizure medications.
Back support: For patients that are affected with scoliosis, back braces are available that can help provide additional support and increase comfort.
Feeding tube: Patients who have difficulty eating can benefit from obtaining nutrients through a feeding tube.
Vision assistance: For patients with partial vision loss, eyewear can be used to help improve sight.
Currently, there is a lack of scientific data on the use of integrative therapies for the treatment or prevention of Aicardi syndrome.
There are currently no known ways to prevent Aicardi syndrome. However, a number of treatment options exist that allow patients to manage some of the symptoms. Genetic testing is not currently available, because no specific genetic mutation has been implicated in Aicardi syndrome.