This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Worster-Drought syndrome (WDS) is a condition that affects the muscles of the mouth and throat; it is considered a type of cerebral palsy. The main symptoms of WDS include difficulties with drooling, swallowing and speaking. Some affected individuals may also have challenges with intelligence, behavior, or seizures. The cause of WDS is currently unknown, though it is believed that both genetic and environmental factors influence the development of this condition.
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