Mobius (Moebius) Syndrome
what is it ; how you get it
- Moebius syndrome is a rare neurological disorder characterized by weakness or paralysis (palsy) of multiple cranial nerves
- . There are also acquired types of facial palsy. Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is characterized by sudden onset in childhood/adolescence, of bilateral or unilateral facial weakness, chronic swelling of the face (especially the lips) and a furrowed tongue.
what cause this and how can it be prevented
- the absence of a family history of the disorder
- familial patterns have been reported
- diminished or interrupted blood flow (ischemia) to the developing fetus during pregnancy (in utero)
- The eating and speaking difficulties can be reduce by occupational or physical therapies. This will help to improve your motor skills
- To ensure sufficient nutrition in those individuals who are unable to suck special tubes are available to feed them and to fulfil their requirements
- The care of eyes is very important in this case, surgeries related to eyelid loading are now a day available this will help in closing and opening of the eyes. Additionally the sunglasses and the known wide-brimmed sunhats also help to improve eyes in the Moebius syndrome. As the eyes are squint they are very sensitive to sunlight.
- Cleft palate can be removed with surgery before 12 years of age. It is advisable to visit specialist if you have cleft palate.
symptoms and effects of condition
- drool excessively
- exhibit crossed eyes
- problems swallowing
- poor sucking
- remain open during sleep.
- forced to turn the head to follow objects
- 8th cranial nerve
- the child`s milestones
- individuals may avoid social situations due to apprehension and frustration.
how is it treated?
they give medical attention