Walker Warburg Syndrome
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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- Cerebroocular Dysgenesis
- Cerebroocular Dysplasia-Muscular Dystrophy Syndrome
- Chemke Syndrome
- COD-MD Syndrome
- HARD +/-E Syndrome
- HARD Syndrome
- Hydrocephalus, Agyria, and Retinal Dysplasia
- Pagon Syndrome
- Warburg Syndrome
Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS) is a rare genetic multisystem disorder characterized by muscle disease and brain and eye abnormalities. The specific symptoms and severity of WWS vary greatly from case to case. The most consistent features are a smooth appearance of the surface of the brain due to lack of normal folds (lissencephaly), malformations of other brain structures (cerebellum and brain stem), various developmental abnormalities of the eyes, and progressive degeneration and weakness of the voluntary muscles (congenital muscular dystrophy). WWS is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.
WWS is considered a form of muscular dystrophy, which is a group of disorders characterized by weakness and atrophy of various voluntary muscles of the body. Approximately 30 different disorders make up the muscular dystrophies. The disorders affect different muscles and have different ages of onset, severity and inheritance patterns.
National Hydrocephalus Foundation
Lakewood, CA 90715-1623
Lissencephaly Network, Inc.
10408 Bitterroot Ct
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Guardians of Hydrocephalus Research Foundation
2618 Avenue Z
Brooklyn, NY 11235
870 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Cure CMD (Congenital Muscular Dystrophy)
P.O. Box 701
Olathe, KS 66051
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