What is Sturge-Weber Syndrome?

Also known as: SWS

This is a rare congenital disorder associated with a Port-Wine Stain birthmark on the face, glaucoma, seizures, intellectual disabilities, and arteriovenous malformations of the brain.

The brain is usually affected on the same side of the head as the birthmark. The syndrome may be diagnosed at birth by seizures accompanied by a large Port-Wine Stain birthmark (light pink to deep purple) on the forehead and upper eyelid of one side of the face, due to an overabundance of capillaries. Some children will also have intellectual disabilities, muscle weakness, and about 50% will have glaucoma.


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