moebius syndrome

Moebius syndrome (also spelled Möbius) is a rare neurological disease that affects the muscles controlling eye movements and facial expressions. The signs that a person might be suffering from this condition are present as soon as the child is born. The weakness of the facial muscles and paralysis of the face are the most common symptoms of Moebius syndrome.

In medical history, there is evidence that the syndrome is inherited. For dominant genetic disorders to occur only one abnormal gene is enough for the disease to appear. There are families where more than one member of the family is affected, but this is rare. If multiple people in the family have the disease, it can be inherited in three ways: sex-linked, autosomal dominant, or autosomal recessive.

The rare disorder is characterized by lifetime facial paralysis, meaning that persons with the syndrome can’t smile, frown, often even blink or move their eyes. Unfortunately, there’s no diagnostic test for the syndrome at the moment. A diagnosis is based upon the detailed patient history and a clinical evaluation.

  1. August 16, 2018

    mmmmmmh thats bad!!!!!!!!!!! since there is no diagnostic then i think no treatment

  2. August 19, 2018

    Yes, this is true that it is a rare neurological condition and there is no specific course of treatment for Moebius syndrome. Treatment is supportive and in accordance with symptoms. Infants may require feeding tubes or special bottles to maintain sufficient nutrition. Surgery may correct crossed eyes and improve limb and jaw deformities. However, there is no cure as such, but proper care and treatment give many individuals a normal life expectancy.

  3. September 30, 2018

    Moebius syndrome is a neurological disease characterized by weakness or palsy of multiple cranial nerves, most often the 6th (abducens) and 7th (facial) nerves. Other cranial nerves are sometimes affected. The disorder is present at birth. With good medical care, individuals with the syndrome without serious life threatening complications usually can lead a normal life.

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