Moebius Syndrome

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Moebius Syndrome

Moebius Syndrome

In the brain: - 12 pais of cranial nerves- 6th and 7th cranial nerves are affected

6th and 7th cranial nerves are affected and thus leave the inability to move facial muscles.

- Research is not yet conclusive- Believed to be genetic- Believed to only occur once per family- No connections with any specific genes- Have seen association with genes 3, 10, and 13. - Connection has also been made between medications and narcotics during pregnancy.

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Treatments:- No treatment completely cures- Smile Surgery (functional muscle transfer)- Special bottles and feeding tubes- Vistion correction surgeries- Orthodontic treatments and surgery- Speech-language therapy

Impacts of Life

- Researchers are predicting that anywhere from 1 in 50,000 to 1 in 500,000 newborns are affected. - The condition is named after Paul Julius Möbius- The first ‘form’ of this disease came in about 1888. - People with Moebius Syndrome can have other problems like webbed feet and skeletal problems. - Although children with this disease are usually diagnosed late in their toddler years, infants can be diagnosed at birth with the lack of facial movement when crying and laughing and the inability to suck to feed.

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Symptoms: - Lack of facial expression- smiling, frowning, sucking, blinking, etc.- Feeding, swallowing, and choking problems- Eye sensitivity because of inability to squint- Upper body weakness and motor skill delays- No lateral eye movement- Drooling- Short or deformed tongue/limited movement of tongue- Submucous cleft palate- Dental problems- Hearing impairment- Speech disorders- Hand/feet deformities

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