Condition: Walker Warburg Syndrome

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About Walker Warburg Syndrome

Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS) is a rare genetic multisystem disorder characterized by muscle disease and brain and eye abnormalities. The specific symptoms and severity of WWS vary greatly from case to case. The most consistent features are a smooth appearance of the surface of the brain due to lack of normal folds (lissencephaly), malformations of other brain structures (cerebellum and brain stem), various developmental abnormalities of the eyes, and progressive degeneration and weakness of the voluntary muscles (congenital muscular dystrophy). WWS is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.

WWS is considered a form of muscular dystrophy, which is a group of disorders characterized by weakness and atrophy of various voluntary muscles of the body. Approximately 30 different disorders make up the muscular dystrophies. The disorders affect different muscles and have different ages of onset, severity and inheritance patterns.

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