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What is the prognosis for Joubert syndrome?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The prognosis for infants with Joubert syndrome depends on whether the cerebellar vermis is partially developed or entirely absent. Some children have a mild form of the disorder, with minimal motor disability and good mental development, while others may have severe motor disability and moderate mental retardation.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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