Progressive hemifacial atrophy
Other Names for this Disease
- Parry-Romberg syndrome
- Hemifacial atrophy, progressive
- Romberg hemi-facial atrophy
- Hemifacial atrophy
- Progressive facial hemiatrophy
Your QuestionAt what age does progressive hemifacial atrophy typically present?
We have identified the following information that we hope you find helpful. If you still have questions, please contact us.
The onset of the disease usually begins between the ages of 5 and 15 years. The progression of the atrophy often lasts from 2 to 10 years, and then the process seems to enter a stable phase. Cases of disease onset in adulthood have been reported as well.
Last updated: 8/7/2012
- NINDS Parry-Romberg Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. January 2011; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parry_romberg/parry_romberg.htm. Accessed 8/7/2012.
- Parry-Romberg Syndrome Resource. http://www.prsresource.com/. Accessed 8/7/2012.