Mental retardation unusual facies

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Mental retardation - unusual facies refers to a form of intellectual disability that is characterized mainly by below-average mental ability, and facial abnormalities. Individuals with this form of intellectual disability may have problems seeing or breathing. Like other individuals with intellectual disability, an individual with this condition often has problems with reasoning and solving problems, as well as performing day-to-day tasks. The condition is often diagnosed during childhood. Doctors diagnose this form of intellectual disability if facial abnormalities are observed. Signs like walking and talking late, slow mastering of basic tasks, and having difficulty remembering things may also suggest this condition in children. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Doctors may suggest the patient undergo surgery to fix facial problems. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by intellectual disability.

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