Parry Romberg Syndrome
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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Parry-Romberg syndrome is a rare, acquired disorder characterized by slowly progressive shrinkage (atrophy) of the skin and soft tissues of half of the face (hemifacial atrophy). In rare cases, both sides of the face are affected. In some cases, atrophy may also affect the limbs usually on the same side of the body as the facial atrophy. The severity and specific symptoms of Parry-Romberg syndrome are highly variable from one person to another. Additional symptoms can potentially develop in some people including neurological abnormalities or abnormalities affecting the eyes or teeth. Parry-Romberg syndrome usually becomes apparent during the first decade of life or early during the second decade. The majority of individuals with Parry-Romberg syndrome experience symptoms before the age of 20 years. The exact cause of Parry-Romberg syndrome is unknown; cases appear to occur randomly for unknown reasons (sporadically).
TNA - The Facial Pain Association
925 NW 56th Terrace, Suite C
Gainesville, FL 32605-6402
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
NIH/National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
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Bethesda, MD 20892-3500
Society for the Rehabilitation of the Facially Disfigured, Inc.
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
10622 S. Parkside
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
International Scleroderma Network
7455 France Ave So #266
Edina, MN 55435-4702
Parry-Romberg Syndrome Resource, Inc.
4815 Crystal River Ct.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
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