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Worster Drought syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital suprabulbar paresis
- Suprabulbar paresis congenital
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cerebral palsy. The main symptoms of WDS include difficulties with drooling, swallowing and speaking. Some affected individuals may also have challenges with intelligence, behavior, or seizures. The cause of WDS is currently unknown, though it is believed that both genetic and environmental factors influence the development of this condition.Worster-Drought syndrome (WDS) is a condition that affects the muscles of the mouth and throat; it is considered a type of
Last updated: 5/2/2013
- Clark M, Carr L, Reilly S, Neville BG. Worster-Drought syndrome, a mild tetraplegic perisylvian cerebral palsy. Review of 47 cases. Brain. 2000; 123:2160-2170. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11004132. Accessed 5/1/2013.
- Clark M, Harris R, Jolleff N, Price K, Neville BG. Worster-Drought syndrome: poorly recognized despite severe and persistent difficulties with feeding and speech. Developmental medicine and child neurology. 2010; 52:27-32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19824895. Accessed 5/1/2013.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Worster Drought syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Worster Drought syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.