Moebius Syndrome

Definition of Moebius Syndrome

Moebius syndrome is a rare neurological condition that primarily affects the muscles that control facial expression and eye movement.

What is Moebius Syndrome?

Kids with this disease have delayed speech because of paralysis of muscles that move the lips. It primarily affects the 6th and 7th cranial nerves, leaving those with the condition unable to move their face.

Where is it inherited from?

Moebius syndrome are sporadic, which means they occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family. The condition does not have a single clear pattern of inheritance.

Symptoms

Limb abnormalities

Chest-wall abnormalities (Poland Syndrome)

Crossed eyes (strabismus)

Difficulty in breathing and swallowing

Corneal erosion

Impaired blinking

Treatments

The moebius syndrome foundation. The moebius syndrome foundation, 2007. Web. 23
May 2013. <http://www.moebiussyndrome.com/
index.cfm?objectid=48F93851-BEFB-4468-999417A599ABAB5D>.


What is Moebius syndrome? N.p., 20 May 2013. Web. 23 May 2013.
<http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/moebius-syndrome>.