Other Names for this Disease
- Absence or underdevelopment of the 6th and 7th cranial nerves
- Congenital facial diplegia
- Congenital facial diplegia syndrome
- Congenital oculofacial paralysis
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Most cases of Moebius syndrome are not inherited and occur as isolated cases in individuals with no history of the condition in their family (sporadically). A small percentage of cases of Moebius syndrome have been familial (occurring in more than one individual in a family), but a there has not been a consistent pattern of inheritance among all affected families. In some families the pattern has been suggestive of autosomal dominant inheritance, while in other families it has been suggestive of autosomal recessive or X-linked recessive inheritance.
Last updated: 7/15/2013
- Moebius syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. July 2010; http://www.ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/moebius-syndrome. Accessed 7/15/2013.
- Marla J. F. O'Neill. MOEBIUS SYNDROME; MBS. OMIM. July 26, 2012; http://omim.org/entry/157900. Accessed 7/15/2013.