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Human genes for Mobius syndrome

Mobius syndrome [DOID:13501]

Möbius syndrome (also spelled Moebius) is an extremely rare congenital neurological disorder which is characterized by facial paralysis and the inability to move the eyes from side to side. Most people with Möbius syndrome are born with complete facial paralysis and cannot close their eyes or form facial expressions. Limb and chest wall abnormalities sometimes occur with the syndrome. Most people with Möbius syndrome have normal intelligence, although their lack of facial expression is sometimes incorrectly taken to be due to dullness or unfriendliness. It is named for Paul Julius Möbius, a neurologist who first described the syndrome in 1888.

Synonyms:  Mobius syndrome,  DOID:13501,  Mobius disease,  Mobius disorder,  Moebius congenital oculofacial paralysis ...

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