Moebius syndrome


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Moe·bi·us syn·drome

(mĕrbē-ŭs sindrōm) [MIM*157900]
Congenital paralysis, usually bilateral, of facial and ocular muscles due to failure of development of nerve cells.
Synonym(s): congenital facial diplegia, nuclear agenesis, oculofacial paralysis, von Graefe syndrome II.
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Moebius syndrome results from the underdevelopment of the cranial nerves which control lateral eye movement and facial expression.
The clinical findings of patients with Moebius syndrome show variability.
The goal of the study was to learn more about the genetics and clinical characteristics of Moebius syndrome and other congenital facial weakness disorders.
Now Lesley and fellow mum Mags Purtill, who is mum to two-year-old Dexter Fennell, who also has the condition, have set up a Moebius Syndrome group to help other parents whose children might be diagnosed.
Isabella | |Sutton, three, Sutton, three, who was born with Moebius with Moebius Syndrome Syndrome "I realised that she had a small tongue and a high arched palate and, because she wasn't using the muscles in her face, I worried about her losing them.
The first ever Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day was held on Monday and was marked worldwide by various Moebius Syndrome communities and organisations.
England proved less successful in June's World Cup JOY AND SORROW 1951 Newcastle star Charlie Crowe, pictured with his daughter Lesley Edmondson, died in March after battling Alzheimer's; right, Jamie Murray, 11, of Byker, can smile for the first time after a pioneering operation to combat his Moebius syndrome
In particular, ASD symptoms may be related to specific neural pathology (involving the brainstem) common to CHARGE syndrome and Moebius syndrome (Johansson et al.
THOUGH there are a number of serious causes which can lead to facial paralysis such as stroke, Moebius syndrome or Myasthenia Gravis.
George Read is one of just 200 people in the UK who have Moebius syndrome, a condition which paralyses facial muscles.
George has become the poster boy for a pounds 250,000 campaign to find out what causes Moebius Syndrome, a neurological problem.
Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London told Sara that Rebekah had Moebius Syndrome or "The Mask" - a condition that affects just one in 300,000 babies and paralyses the facial nerves.