Worster Drought syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Suprabulbar paresis congenital
- Congenital suprabulbar paresis
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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 Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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