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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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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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. Eye exams for glaucoma (30-48%) & hemianopsia (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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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 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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What is the life expectancy with triple x syndrome?

What is the life expectancy with triple x syndrome?

Normal: Life expectancy should be normal. There are no effects that affect heart, or other major systems that would reduce life expectancy. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for kids with noonan syndrome?

What is the life expectancy for kids with noonan syndrome?

May be normal: Children with Noonan's Syndrome may have cardiac abnormalities such as pulmonic stenosis, ASD (atrial septal defect), VSD (ventricular septal defect). If these abnormalities are mild, then the life expectancy may be normal. ...Read more

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Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Depends: If diagnosed and properly treated (usually with a procedure called an ablation) one can have a normal life expectancy. However, prior to treatment a patient may have a fast heart rhythm that can be dangerous and potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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I want to khnow about the life expectancy in west syndrome patients. ?

I want to khnow about the life expectancy in west syndrome patients.
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Can be normal: Very tricky question. We know that over 80% of affected children reach beyond age 5 & it's not unusual for them to have normal lifespans. It's also dependent upon the cause of the spasms & whether the underlying reason(s) can be treated. The syndrome itself is not life threatening itself rather related illnesses that tend to complicate things in addition to medication consequences. ...Read more

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What's the average life expectancy of a person with williams syndrome?

What's the average life expectancy of a person with williams syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Rare disorder multiple systems involved apearance of face and body demonstrates poor developement. Loss of hearing , diabetes , heart failure, aortic valve abnormalities , high blood pressure, just to name a few issues. Life expectancy depends on early diagnosis and intense treatment and follow up. It can be normal except if there heart defect that is serious. ...Read more

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I want to khnow about the life expectancy in west syndrome patients. ?

I want to khnow about the life expectancy in west syndrome patients.
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Here are some...: Since West syndrome is a very rare epileptic condition in the infants, most of doctors may not have personal experience in it. But, I found the contents in the link to follow could be helpful; that is http://syndrome.org/west-syndrome/. Best wish to his health and your family; Happy Holidays 2015. ...Read more

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Polymyositis life expectancy with sjogren's syndrome? What is prognosis?

Polymyositis life expectancy with sjogren's syndrome? What is prognosis?

Depends: On the course of the disease, organ involvement, baseline health status, the aggressiveness of the condition, and many other factors (response to treatment, etc.). ...Read more

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Could my genetic syndrome shorten life expectancy (please answer!)?

Could my genetic syndrome shorten life expectancy (please answer!)?

Genetic disorders: It would help if you would be specific about what your genetic disorder is. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with Treacher Collins Syndrome?

What is the life expectancy for someone with Treacher Collins Syndrome?

Usually normal: The life expectancy of a person with Treacher Collins Syndrome is normal. The exception is if there are significant jaw malformations which can affect breathing. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a teen with type 1 diabetes and down syndrome?

What is the life expectancy of a teen with type 1 diabetes and down syndrome?

Hard to say: I as a nursing home director had a patient with downs syndrome and diabetes. She just expired at the age of 65 from complications of pneumonia. She did very well until the very end of life. ...Read more

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For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

Several treatments!: Yes! children and adults with Marfan syndrome can have gradual widening of the aorta - the major artery connected to your heart. Sometimes the aorta becomes so weak that it breaks. But your cardiologist can use an ultrasound machine to watch your aorta very carefully. She can treat you with medicines to slow down the enlargement, and your chest surgeon can even replace your aorta if necessary. ...Read more

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