Tucker Syndrome is a rare condition that causes droopy eyelids and the paralysis of the vocal chords. Individuals with Tucker Syndrome may experience symptoms such as premature birth, droopy eyelids, weak leg or arm muscles, laryngeal abnormality and vocal cord paralysis. Because the condition is so rare, the cause of Tucker Syndrome is unknown. There is no cure for the condition, and treatment depends on the severity of the symptoms. If the vocal cord paralysis restricts the airflow of the individual, a tracheotomy or another form of surgery may be required. Voice and physical therapy is another treatment option for those with Tucker Syndrome.
Tucker Syndrome Bioinformatics Tool
Laverne is a handy bioinformatics tool to help facilitate scientific exploration of related genes, diseases and pathways based on co-citations. Explore more on Tucker Syndrome below!
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