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Worster-Drought's syndrome

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A congenital form of cerebral palsy.

Description

A congenital form of cerebral palsy characterized by selective weakness and impairment of movement of the orbicularis oris muscle, the tongue, and the soft palate leading to dysarthria dribbling, dysphagia, and inability to protrude the tongue. The condition is transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait.

Bibliography

  • C. Worster-Drought:
    Congenital suprabulbar paresis.
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology, London, 1956, 70: 453-463.
  • C. Worster-Drought:
    Unusual form of acquired aphasia in children.
    Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, London, 1971, 13: 563-571.
  • C. Worster-Drought:
    Suprabulbar paresis : congenital suprabulbar paresis and its differential diagnosis, with special reference to acquired suprabulbar paresis.
    Heinemann Medical, for Spastics International Medical Publications, 1974.
    A review of 200 cases published posthumously by T. T. S. Ingram
  • C. Worster-Drought:
    Suprabulbar paresis: congenital suprabulbar paresis and its differential diagnosis with special reference to acquired suprabulbar paresis.
    Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, London, 1974, 16 (supplement): 1-33.
  • M. A. Patten, M. Baraitser, E. M. Brett:
    A family with congenital suprabulbar paresis (Worster-Drought syndrome).
    Clinical Genetics, Copenhagen, 1986, 29: 147-150.

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