Orphanet: Congenital suprabulbar paresis

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Worster-Drought syndrome

Disease definition

Worster-Drought syndrome (WDS) is a form of cerebral palsy characterized by congenital pseudobulbar (suprabulbar) paresis manifesting as selective weakness of the lips, tongue and soft palate, dysphagia, dysphonia, drooling and jaw jerking.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Congenital suprabulbar paresis
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: G80.8
  • OMIM: 185480
  • UMLS: C0796204
  • MeSH: C536747
  • GARD: 5598
  • MedDRA: -

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