Signs of Sturge-Weber Syndrome
Symptoms of Sturge-Weber Syndrome
The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Sturge-Weber Syndrome may include:
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Sturge-Weber Syndrome Symptoms
Note that Sturge-Weber Syndrome symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient,
but the phrase Sturge-Weber Syndrome signs may often refer to those signs
that are only noticable by a doctor.
Signs or Symptoms of Sturge-Weber Syndrome:
Symptoms of the disorder, which
vary widely among patients, may include eye and internal organ
irregularities. The most apparent symptom is a facial birthmark or port
wine stain which is present at birth and usually involves at least one
upper eyelid and the forehead. The stain, varying from light pink to deep
purple, is caused by an overabundance of capillaries just beneath the
surface of the affected skin. Neurological symptoms include excessive
blood vessel growth on the surface of the brain (angiomas). These angiomas
are typically located on the posterior or occipital region of the brain
and cause seizures, which often start before one year of age and may
worsen with age. The convulsions usually appear on the side of the body
opposite the port wine stain and vary in severity. A weakening or loss of
use of the side of the body opposite the port wine stain (hemiparesis) may
also develop. Developmental delay of motor and cognitive skills may occur.
Glaucoma (increased pressure within the eye) may be present at birth or
develop later. Buphthalmos (enlargement of the coatings of the eye) may
also occur in the eye that is affected by the port wine stain.
Sturge-Weber syndrome rarely affects other body organs.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Sturge-Weber Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
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What are the signs of Sturge-Weber Syndrome?
The phrase "signs of Sturge-Weber Syndrome" should, strictly speaking,
refer only to those signs and symptoms of Sturge-Weber Syndrome that are not readily apparent to the patient.
The word "symptoms of Sturge-Weber Syndrome" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Sturge-Weber Syndrome.
The signs and symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Sturge-Weber Syndrome.
This medical information about signs and symptoms for Sturge-Weber Syndrome has been gathered
from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Sturge-Weber Syndrome signs or Sturge-Weber Syndrome symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Sturge-Weber Syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Sturge-Weber Syndrome symptoms.