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Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Introduction

Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Sturge-Weber syndrome (also called "encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis") is a congenital disorder characterized by a vascular birthmark and ... more about Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

Sturge-Weber Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by excessive blood vessel growth, calcium accumulation inside the brain and seizures. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Sturge-Weber Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Sturge-Weber Syndrome

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Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Sturge-Weber Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Sturge-Weber Syndrome

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Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Sturge-Weber Syndrome

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Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Prognosis for Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Non-fatal.

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Clinical Trials for Sturge-Weber Syndrome

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Article Excerpts about Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Sturge-Weber syndrome (also called "encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis") is a congenital disorder characterized by a vascular birthmark and neurological abnormalities. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Sturge-Weber Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Sturge-Weber Syndrome:

A group of neurocutaneous disorders manifested by facial and leptomeningeal angiomas, ipsilateral gyriform calcifications of the cerebral cortex, seizures, development delay, hemiplegia, emotional and behavioral problems, and glaucoma and other ocular disorders. Nevus flammeus on the side of the face ipsilateral to angiomatosis sometimes extends to neck, chest, and back. Angiomatosis may occasionally involve the choroid plexus, thyroid, pituitary gland, lungs, gastrointestinal organs, pancreas, ovaries, and thymus. Correlation between the distribution of the nevus and the course of the trigeminal nerve is responsible for naming the syndrome "trigemino-encephalo-angiomatosis," but later findings found the relationship to be fortuitous. The syndrome frequently occurs in incomplete forms, presenting different combinations of symptoms. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Sturge-Weber Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Sturge-Weber Syndrome, or a subtype of Sturge-Weber Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Sturge-Weber Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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