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Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare disorder that is present at birth. A child with this condition will have a port-wine stain birthmark (usually on the face) and may have nervous system problems.


Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a neurological disorder marked by a distinctive port-wine stain on the forehead, scalp, or around the eye. This stain is a birthmark caused by an overabundance of ...


Sturge–Weber syndrome or Sturge–Weber–Krabbe disease, sometimes referred to as encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis, is a rare congenital neurological and skin disorder. It is one of the phakomatoses and is often associated with port-wine stains of the face, glaucoma, seizures, intellectual disability, and ipsilateral leptomeningeal angioma (cerebral malformations and tumors).


A port-wine stain is a cutaneous capillary malformation (Figure 1A, 1B, and 1C) that occurs in approximately 3 of every 1000 newborns1,2 and usually involves the head and neck.3 The Sturge–Weber ...


Sturge-Weber syndrome is a disorder of the skin and nervous system. Its most noticeable symptom is a light pink to deep purple birthmark on the face called a port wine stain. However, not all people who have a port wine stain have Sturge-Weber syndrome.


Photo of a woman with Sturge-Weber Syndrome. One of the classic symptoms of the condition is a port-wine stain that typically appears on the face. Credit: Sturge-Weber Foundation A single genetic ...


BACKGROUND. The Sturge–Weber syndrome is a sporadic congenital neurocutaneous disorder characterized by a port-wine stain affecting the skin in the distribution of the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve, abnormal capillary venous vessels in the leptomeninges of the brain and choroid, glaucoma, seizures, stroke, and intellectual disability.


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Port wine stain. These are much less common than salmon patches, occurring in about 0.3% of newborns. A port wine stain is usually a large flat patch of purple or dark red skin with well-defined borders. At birth the surface of the port-wine stain is flat, but in time it becomes bumpy and often more unsightly.


Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS) is a congenital disease (present at birth). There is no known cause or cure for the disease. Not all cases of SWS are identical and symptoms and their severity can vary. A Port Wine Stain (PWS) on the face is usually visible at birth. The PWS most often covers the forehead and … Continue reading "Sturge-Weber Syndrome"