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What are the tests for sturge weber syndrome?

What are the tests for sturge weber syndrome?

Genetic cause is : Usually sporadic, possibly due to mosaicism-some, but not all cells have gene abnormalities. Eeg's to look for seizures (~ 70%). Neuromaging to monitor growth of hemangiomas, blood vessel abnormalities of brain & brain coverings. Vision exams for glaucoma (30-48%) & hemianopia (decreased vision in one eye). Iq tests for intellectual disability (~40%).See http://www.Sturge-weber.Org/resources/about. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Sturge Weber Syndrome (Definition)

Sturge-weber syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth. A child with this condition will have a port-wine stain birthmark (usually on the face) and nervous system problems. The cause ...Read more


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Is sturge weber syndrome is progressive disease?

Is sturge weber syndrome is progressive disease?

Not progressive: But will always need follow up eye exams to monitor for possible glaucoma. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sturge weber syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: sturge weber syndrome?

See below: Sturge-weber syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth. A child with this condition will have a port-wine stain birthmark (usually on the face) and nervous system problems. The cause of sturge-weber is unknown. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sturge weber syndrome?

What is the treatment for sturge weber syndrome?

Can include:: Medical management of seizures, laser surgery for port-wine stain, possible brain surgery for intracranial hemangiomas, ophthalmological treatment of glaucomas & follow-up of hemianopia (decreased vision of one eye) physical therapy for hemiplegia ( weakness of one side), early intervention fordevelopmental delays, special education supports for intellectual disability, behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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What is sturge weber syndrome and what is the treatment for it?

Vascular anomaly: Children were described by sturge and weber who had port wine stain on the face and vascular anomaly in the brain. Often with severe epilepsy and cerebral palsy, there is no cure. Management involves treating seizures, glaucoma, and their frequent headaches. Brain surgery can be offered in severe cases. Lazer treatments may help the face lesion. ...Read more

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If my son has a port wine stain on his nerve does he have sturge weber syndrome?

If my son has a port wine stain on his  nerve does he have sturge weber syndrome?

Hard to say: Since you didn't provide enough background information, I cannot say.You did not provide information about the location of this stain, which is very important.You did not indicate other features of the problem.The site is not a chat room.The questions are not linked.Each question must have the basic information needed to describe the issue before an answer can be formulated.Please start over ...Read more

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Are behavioral problems the same as impulse control problems?

Are behavioral problems the same as impulse control problems?

Not the same: Impulse control disorders are included among behavioral disorders. Impulse control disorder are specific disorders described as an inability to resist impulses. Behavioral disorders refer to a broader spectrum of mental and or emotional disorders, such as psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention disorders, etc. ...Read more

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What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

More Info Needed: The term "behavioral problems is s very broad category so it's hard to give specific advice. However, if there has been a recent change in the child's behavior it's always a good idea to talk to your primary care doctor to make sure there is not some physical problem. Also, check to see if something in your environment is contributing to the behavior problems. ...Read more

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