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Alternating Hemiplegia

Alternating Hemiplegia: Introduction

Alternating Hemiplegia: Alternating hemiplegia is a rare neurological disorder that develops in childhood, usually before the first 4 years. The disorder is ... more about Alternating Hemiplegia.

Alternating Hemiplegia: Episodes of one-sided paralysis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alternating Hemiplegia is available below.

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Types of Alternating Hemiplegia

  • Benign Alternating Hemiplegia - a mild form associated with migraine
  • Classic Alternating Hemiplegia - the more severe form.
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Causes of Alternating Hemiplegia

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Prognosis for Alternating Hemiplegia

Prognosis for Alternating Hemiplegia: Children with the benign form of alternating hemiplegia have a good prognosis. However, those who experience the more severe form have a poor prognosis because intellectual and mental capacity do not respond to drug therapy, and balance and gait problems continue. Over time, walking unassisted becomes difficult or impossible (Source: excerpt from NINDS Alternating Hemiplegia Information Page: NINDS)

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Alternating hemiplegia is a rare neurological disorder that develops in childhood, usually before the first 4 years. The disorder is characterized by recurrent but temporary episodes of paralysis on one side of the body. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Alternating Hemiplegia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Alternating Hemiplegia:

Alternating Hemiplegia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alternating Hemiplegia, or a subtype of Alternating Hemiplegia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Alternating Hemiplegia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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