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Port-Wine Stain Birthmark And Sturge-Weber Syndrome Tied By Gene
2013-05-12 09:49:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Maryland have discovered a genetic mutation they say is responsible for both port-wine stain birthmarks and a rare neurological condition known as Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS). According to The Telegraph, the birthmarks are caused by “abnormally dilated capillaries in the skin, which produce reddish to purplish discoloration.” Now the researchers have discovered...

2004-11-26 03:00:10

Transient neurological deficits experienced by patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome can be caused by epilepsy, or may result from temporary ischaemia of the cortex underlying the vascular malformation. To show the difficulty in distinguishing seizures from ischaemic symptoms, two male children with episodes of acute unilateral weakness are presented here as well as a review of the literature. The first child presented at 2 years of age with a sudden increase in his pre-existing right...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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