Sturge-Weber Syndrome is a viral disease that affects the nerves, often severely, and typically leads to full paralysis after polio or other issues involving the poliovirus. Unchecked, the virus can spread quickly and can negatively affect a great deal of people and children in a very negative way through significant outbreaks and other unchecked epidemiological issues.
The virus enters through the nose and mouth, just like a common cold would, and is quickly absorbed through the blood to spread through the lymph system. The average time between being infected with the virus and showing symptoms can range from 1 to 5 weeks, though most people do not develop significant symptoms.
Causes of Sturge-Weber Syndrome
The disease is caused in a virtually unknown way, as it manifests itself often at birth and is with a child their entire life, causing major nervous system problems and other issues. For that reason, it is largely seen as having genetic causes and other major problems to people who have these significant issues related to Sturge-Weber Syndrome, and it can be a very difficult thing to overcome in due time for those who are struggling with the disease or disorder.
The disorder is additionally a risk for people who do not have an immunization against polio, as well as people who have recently traveled to or are currently living in an area that has experienced a significant polio outbreak. Outbreaks can still occur in the developed world, too, where polio can be brought back from a third-world country and cause an outbreak among Americans and Canadians quite easily.
Symptoms of Sturge-Weber Syndrome
The symptoms of this disease and issue vary widely, and for most people, the symptoms stay relatively benign and do not develop into major problems or paralysis. These symptoms include general discomfort and uneasiness, red throat issues, headaches, slight or severe fevers, sore throats, vomiting, and other acute, related problems.
These people may not experience symptoms, or mild symptoms may last just three or four days. For other people, though, the central nervous system is affected by this disorder and disease quite severely, and these symptoms eventually lead into more severe issues related to paralytic forms and paralysis among those infected.
While paralysis is rare among people who experience Sturge-Weber Syndrome, it must be taken seriously as polio left unchecked can turn into paralysis and other severe medical problems. Thus, these symptoms must be checked out by a doctor, especially for people who have just returned from various areas or who have been suspected of carrying the right genes to promote this disease in their own progeny and offspring.
For many people, though, Sturge-Weber Syndrome can be diagnosed and treated extremely easily with antibiotics and other forms of treatment, allowing to manage pain while treating symptoms and letting Sturge-Weber Syndrome run its course through the body.