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  • strabismus
  • However, some children with Möbius syndrome are mistakenly labeled as intellectually disabled or autistic because of their expressionless faces, strabismus, and frequent drooling. (wikipedia.org)
  • occur
  • In Millard-Gubler syndrome, a unilateral softening of the brain tissue arising from obstruction of the blood vessels of the pons involving sixth and seventh cranial nerves and the corticospinal tract, the VIth nerve palsy and ipsilateral facial paresis occur with a contralateral hemiparesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • 100000
  • While this is a dramatic increase in risk, the incidence of Möbius syndrome without misoprostal use is estimated at one in 50000 to 100000 births (making the incidence of Möbius syndrome with misoprostol use, less than one in 1000 births). (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • The exact cause of Möbius syndrome is not known, but it is thought to be related to failure to develop the blood vessels that would normally nourish the facial muscles and nerves, although many theories exist. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • Drugs
  • The use of drugs and a traumatic pregnancy may also be linked to the development of Möbius syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • The use of the drugs misoprostol or thalidomide by women during pregnancy has been linked to the development of Möbius syndrome in some cases. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • People with Möbius syndrome have normal intelligence, although their lack of facial expression is sometimes incorrectly taken to be due to dullness or unfriendliness. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, with speech therapy, most people with Möbius syndrome can develop understandable speech. (wikipedia.org)
  • sometimes
  • Children with Möbius syndrome usually have normal intelligence, but because they cannot display emotion as readily as other children, they are sometimes wrongly categorized as learning disabled. (stlouischildrens.org)