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Mobius syndrome

What is Moebius Syndrome ?  

An extremely rare congenital neurological disorder, characterized by facial paralysis and inability to move eyes from side to side.

Cause(s) :  

Symptoms :  
  • Facial paralysis
  • Inability to move eyes side to side
  • Inability to close their eyes
  • Strabismus
  • Expressionless face
  • Clubbed feet or missing fingers or toes
  • Chest-wall abnormalities
  • Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • Corneal erosion due to difficulty in blinking
  • Delayed speech due to paralysis of mouth and tongue muscles
  • Drooling
Diagnosis and Tests :  
  • Tests for cranial nerves 6 and 7
Category :  Neurological Conditions

Specialist to consult :  Neurology

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