What Is Moebius Syndrome?

Q:
What is moebius syndrome?

A:
Moebius syndrome is a neurological disorder. People with moebius syndrome can not smile or frown, and their eyes is unable to move from side to side. Moebius syndrome is a congenital disease, and most people with mobius syndrome are born with complete facial paralysis.

Typically, a mobius syndrome patient’s upper lip is retracted due to muscle shrinkage. In some cases, patients may suffer with hearing loss if their cranial nerve VIII is affected.

Other symptoms may also can be found in people with mobius syndrome, including:

  • Limb abnormalities, such as clubbed feet, missing fingers or toes.
  • Crossed eyes.
  • Chest-wall abnormalities.
  • Corneal erosion.
  • Breathing and swallowing difficulties.

There is no cure for the disease now, but some managements can help ease symptoms.

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