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Multiple pterygium syndrome Escobar type


Other Names for this Disease
  • Escobar syndrome
  • Multiple pterygium syndrome nonlethal type
  • Pterygium syndrome
  • Multiple pterygium syndrome
  • Pterygium colli syndrome
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Treatment

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How is multiple pterygium syndrome, Escobar type treated?

There is currently no cure for multiple pterygium syndrome, Escobar type. As a result treatment is aimed at managing the associated symptoms. Orthopedics should be involved for issues arising from scoliosis. Infections should be treated promptly. Contracture releases have been performed with variable outcome. Physical therapy is important to help minimize contractures. When ptosis (droopy eyelids) is present, the patient should be referred to ophthalmology. Patients should also be referred to audiology due to the risk of conductive hearing loss.[1]
Last updated: 8/13/2009

References
  1. Enns GM. NORD Guide to Rare Disorders: 'Multiple Pterygium Syndrome'. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003;


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Escobar syndrome
  • Multiple pterygium syndrome nonlethal type
  • Pterygium syndrome
  • Multiple pterygium syndrome
  • Pterygium colli syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.