Progressive hemifacial atrophy
Other Names for this Disease
- Parry-Romberg syndrome
- Hemifacial atrophy, progressive
- Romberg hemi-facial atrophy
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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.