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Welcome to Sturge Weber UK

1st November Sturge Weber Awareness DayWho we are
Sturge Weber UK is a voluntary support group for families and adults affected by Sturge Weber syndrome, a rare neurological disorder. A registered charity, it was launched in 1990 as a independent group by the disability support organisation Contact a Family.

Sturge Weber syndrome
This is a rare disorder of unknown incidence and origin; although present at birth, it is NOT thought to be hereditary. Sturge Weber is usually indicated by a birthmark (port wine stain) somewhere on the face, usually involving the eye and forehead, also similar blood vessels on the brain, called an angioma. Those with SW often suffer from epilepsy, hemiplegia (a weakness or stiffness affecting one side of the body, similar in appearance to that of a stroke), glaucoma and learning difficulties. Symptoms usually occur in the child`s first year of life.

For more information visit our main website at www.sturgeweber.org.uk or visit www.sturgeweberawarenessday.org

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