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What is Sturge-Weber Syndrome?
Sturge-Weber Syndrome is a rare congenital, vascular disease most readily identifiable by a port-wine birthmark on the face of those affected. It causes abnormal blood vessels to develop in the skin, eyes, and brain. The abnormal blood vessels in the skin and eyes can cause port-wine birthmarks and glaucoma. Yet, it’s the abnormal blood vessels on and/or in the brain that pose the greatest threat because they often lead to other health complications, including seizures, strokes, impaired motor coordination, paralysis, developmental delays, learning disabilities, mental retardation, migraines, mood and behavior problems, and even death.