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Sturge-Weber Syndrome

What is Sturge-Weber Syndrome?

It is a neurological disorder marked by a distinctive port-wine stain on the forehead, scalp, or around the eye. This stain is a birthmark caused by an overabundance of capillaries near the surface of the skin.

What are the causes of Sturge-Weber syndrome?

It is caused by genetic mutation.

Can physiotherapy help people with Sturge-Weber syndrome?

Yes. Physiotherapy treatment is focused on impairments associated with paralysis and muscle weakness.

What are the symptoms of Sturge-Weber syndrome?

  • Developmental delays

  • Cognitive impairment

  • Seizures

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Paralysis

  • Headaches

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