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Sturge-Weber syndrome

Introduction: Sturge-Weber syndrome

Description of Sturge-Weber syndrome

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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.
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Sturge-Weber syndrome: A congenital syndrome characterized by a port-wine nevus covering portions of the face and cranium (in the distribution of the ophthalmic division of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE) and angiomas of the meninges and choroid. Clinical manifestations include the onset of focal SEIZURES, progressive hemiparesis, GLAUCOMA, hemianopsia, and cognitive deficits in the first decade of life. By age two years, skull radiographs reveal "tramline calcifications" of the margins of the occipital and parietal lobes. Pathologically cortical neurons are replaced by glial tissue that undergoes calcification. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1018-9).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Sturge-Weber syndrome: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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.
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Ophanet

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

Source - Orphanet

Sturge-Weber syndrome as a Disease

Sturge-Weber syndrome (medical condition): See Sturge-Weber Syndrome (disease information).
  »Introduction: Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  »Symptoms of Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  »Treatments for Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Sturge-Weber syndrome: Related Diseases

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Sturge-Weber syndrome: Article Excerpts

Sturge-Weber syndrome (also called "encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis") is a congenital... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Sturge-Weber Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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

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Sturge-Weber syndrome: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Sturge-Weber syndrome

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Hierarchical classifications of Sturge-Weber syndrome

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