Section 29. Disorders of the Nervous System >
Part 6. Disorders of Strength, Tone, and Sensation >
Chapter 569. The Hypotonic InfantBasil T. Darras
Topics Discussed: hypotonia, neonatal; muscle relaxation; neurology.
Sections: Definition of Hypotonia, Physical Examination and Assessment of a Hypotonic Child, Differential Anatomic Diagnosis of Hypotonia, Common Neuromuscular Disorders Presenting Principally with Hypotonia, References.
Excerpt:"Neonatal hypotonia, also known as floppy infant syndrome,
is the main presenting clinical feature of most neuromuscular diseases
of early life.1 However, disorders of the central nervous
system may also manifest with hypotonia. ..."
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