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What is Walker-Warburg Syndrome?

What is Walker-Warburg Syndrome?

  • Walker-Warburg Syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by brain malformations and retinal and muscle abnormalities.
  • Walker-Warburg Syndrome: A lissencephaly syndrome characterized by smoothness of the surface of the brain (lissencephaly type II), agyria, thickening of the cortex, and other brain abnormalities in association with severe mental retardation, eye defects, genitourinary abnormalities, hydronephrosis, and other defects with or without encephalocele (written plus or minus E). Many characteristics of this syndrome overlap those of the cerebro-oculo-cerebral syndrome.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Walker-Warburg Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Walker-Warburg Syndrome:

Broader types of Walker-Warburg Syndrome:

How serious is Walker-Warburg Syndrome?

Prognosis of Walker-Warburg Syndrome: 65% die within 3 months and no survivors beyond 1 year
Complications of Walker-Warburg Syndrome: see complications of Walker-Warburg Syndrome

What causes Walker-Warburg Syndrome?

Causes of Walker-Warburg Syndrome: see causes of Walker-Warburg Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Walker-Warburg Syndrome?

Symptoms of Walker-Warburg Syndrome: see symptoms of Walker-Warburg Syndrome

Complications of Walker-Warburg Syndrome: see complications of Walker-Warburg Syndrome

Onset of Walker-Warburg Syndrome: birth

Can anyone else get Walker-Warburg Syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Walker-Warburg Syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Walker-Warburg Syndrome

Walker-Warburg Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Walker-Warburg Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Walker-Warburg Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Walker-Warburg Syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Walker-Warburg Syndrome.
Treatments for Walker-Warburg Syndrome: see treatments for Walker-Warburg Syndrome
Research for Walker-Warburg Syndrome: see research for Walker-Warburg Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Walker-Warburg Syndrome

Main name of condition: Walker-Warburg Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Walker-Warburg Syndrome:

Pagon I syndrome, Chemke syndrome, cerebrocular dysgenesis, hydrocephalus-agyria-retinal dysplasia

Chemke syndrome, HARD +/- E syndrome, Pagon syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Warburg syndrome, HARD syndrome, COD (cerebroocular dysgenesis), Chemke syndrome, Hard +/- E syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Walker-Warburg Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Walker-Warburg Syndrome:


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