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Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Pontobulbar palsy and neurosensory deafness
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degenerative nerve disease. Initial symptoms occur in infancy to early adulthood and progress with time. The rate of progression can vary from person to person. The syndrome is generally characterized by sensorineural deafness, paralysis of the cranial nerves, and lower and upper motor neuron disease. Signs and symptoms may include vocal cord paralysis, drooping eyelids, facial weakness, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, diminishing eye sight, neck and shoulder weakness, weakness in the arms and legs, autonomic dysfunction, and difficulty breathing. The cause of the syndrome is currently unknown and treatment is supportive. Both genetic and sporadic cases have been reported in the medical literature.Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome (BVVL) is a type of
Last updated: 3/23/2010
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
In Depth Information
- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Sathasivam S. Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 2008, April 17;3:9.