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Can newborns get Horner's syndrome?

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Neck or shoulder injuries during delivery can cause Horner's syndrome in some babies, but it's very rare. Babies born with damage to their aorta can also have it. And neuroblastoma, a type of cancer, can cause it in some kids.

Only 5% of people who have the syndrome are born with it. Sometimes, there's no known reason for it.

From: What Is Horner Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic: "Horner syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Horner syndrome."

Genetics Home Reference: "Horner syndrome."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Horner syndrome."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Horner syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Horner syndrome."

Genetics Home Reference: "Horner syndrome."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Horner syndrome."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 6, 2019

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