This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder||
Attention deficit disorder
Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
Childhood attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder[ more ]
Mental retardation, nonspecific
Mental-retardation[ more ]
Squint eyes[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the choroid||0000610|
|Abnormality of the retinal vasculature||
Abnormality of retina blood vessels
|Cerebral cortical atrophy||0002120|
Swallowing difficulty[ more ]
Different colored eyes
Increased size of skull
Large head circumference[ more ]
|Neurological speech impairment||
Speech impediment[ more ]
Blood clot in vein
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Life expectancy varies for each individual affected by Sturge-Weber
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Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
New NCATS Rare Diseases Research Video
December 27, 2017
Rare Disease Day at NIH on March 1, 2018
December 19, 2017
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I have a son who is 18 months old. He has Sturge-Weber and we are wondering what the percentage is that his birthmark will protrude from his face. What are the pros and cons of laser surgery? If we were to get the surgery, when would be the best time to get it done? See answer
What is the life expectancy of an adult with Sturge-Weber syndrome? See answer
How does Sturge-Weber syndrome affect adults? I'm a 43-year-old person who has this disorder and had my birthmark removed at age 4. See answer