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Sturge Weber Syndrome


Synonyms of Sturge Weber Syndrome
  • Dimitri Disease
  • Encephalofacial Angiomatosis
  • Encephalotrigeminal Angiomatosis
  • Leptomeningeal Angiomatosis
  • Meningeal Capillary Angiomatosis
  • Sturge-Kalischer-Weber Syndrome
  • Sturge-Weber Phakomatosis
  • SWS

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Sturge-Weber syndrome is composed of three major symptoms. Excessive blood vessel growths (leptomeningeal angiomas) are accompanied by accumulations of calcium inside the brain, and seizures. Facial birth marks (nevus flammeus) appear usually on one side of the face. Angiomas similar to those found in the brain can develop inside the eye, often with secondary glaucoma. Hormone abnormalities have also been found to occur equally in males and females.

    Organizations related to Sturge Weber Syndrome
    • Enjolras, Odile, M.D.
      Department of Dermatology
      Paris None None
      Phone #: --
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Hemispherectomy Foundation
      P.O. Box 1239
      Aledo TX 76008
      Phone #: 817-307-9880
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@hemifoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.hemifoundation.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • National Organization of Vascular Anomalies
      PO Box 0358
      Findlay OH 45840-0358
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: Khall@mail.novanews.org
      Home page: http://www.novanews.org
    • Sturge-Weber Foundation
      PO Box 418
      Mt. Freedom NJ 07970
      Phone #: 973-895-4445
      800 #: 800-627-5482
      e-mail: swf@sturge-weber.org
      Home page: http://www.sturge-weber.org
    • The Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
      1010 Wayne Ave
      Silver Spring MD 20910
      Phone #: 301-565-3842
      800 #: 800-433-5255
      e-mail: info@thearc.org
      Home page: http://www.thearc.org/
    • Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
      P.O. Box 106
      Latham NY 12110
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: 877-823-4646
      e-mail: hvbf@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.birthmark.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html