Sturge-Weber Center, Hunter Nelson

Kennedy Krieger Research Update: The Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center

April 15, 2009
New Insights into the Treatment of Patients with Sturge-Weber Syndrome

(Baltimore, Md) - Sturge-Weber Syndrome is a disease characterized by a facial birthmark, or "port wine stain," in association with abnormal blood vessels on the surface of the brain, glaucoma or both. Seizures, beginning often in infancy, are the most common symptom, followed by weakening or loss of the use of one side of the body (hemiparesis), vision impairments and delays in motor and cognitive skill development.

Sturge Weber Syndrome Research

The Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute was founded in 2002 through the Kennedy Krieger’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD) collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. This Center is dedicated to caring for patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). Its goals are to provide:

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