Seizures: For patients with STXBP1 and related disorders, seizures often occur in the first year of life and can be difficult to control.
Developmental Delay: Low muscle tone, lack of head control, and delayed rolling over or crawling may be some of the first developmental delays seen in patients with STXBP1 and related disorders.
STXBP1 and related disorders are suspected based on symptoms but confirmed through genetic testing that identifies a mutation in the STXBP1 gene.
Currently there is no cure for STXBP1 and related disorders. Patients are treated for their symptoms, not for the underlying cause of the disease. Due to the wide spectrum of severity and symptoms, treatment plans are often unique to each individual. Prescription medications and a variety of therapies help to alleviate symptoms. There are currently companies investigating treatments for STXBP1 and related disorders.
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