What is Worster-Drought?

What is Worster-Drought?

Worster-Drought syndrome (WDS) is a type of cerebral palsy (movement disorder) that affects the muscles around the mouth and throat. This causes problems with swallowing, feeding, talking, dribbling and other actions controlled by these muscles, such as coughing, nose-blowing, kissing and crying.

Is WDS hereditary?

The cause of WDS is currently unknown, though it is believed that both genetic and environmental factors influence the development of this condition.

What is WDS medical?

Abbreviation for: watery diarrhoea syndrome. Welsh Demographic Services, see there.

How does Covid affect cerebral palsy?

Therefore, while most, if not all, individuals with cerebral palsy likely have some level of respiratory dysfunction making them at higher risk of severe respiratory complications from COVID-19, the most vulnerable individuals with cerebral palsy are those who function at GMFCS levels IV and V and those with dyskinetic …

What is mild cerebral palsy?

Mild cerebral palsy refers to motor impairments caused by mild damage to the developing brain. Because the damage is not as severe, motor impairments may go unrecognized in the early years of childhood. However, as children with mild cerebral palsy develop, motor impairments may become more apparent.

What does Polymicrogyria mean?

Polymicrogyria is a condition characterized by abnormal development of the brain before birth. The surface of the brain normally has many ridges or folds, called gyri. In people with polymicrogyria, the brain develops too many folds, and the folds are unusually small.

What is the Sylvian fissure function?

Equally important, the Sylvian fissure provides the sole passageway for the middle cerebral artery (MCA) as it courses from its origin at the bifurcation of the internal carotid artery and branches to bring blood to the entire lateral brain.