Mobius (Moebius) Syndrome

Jasmine White

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