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Athetoid Cerebral Palsy

Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: Introduction

Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy is movement disorder originating from some sort of damage to the brain. There are a few different types of cerebral palsy e.g. spastic, athetoid and ataxic. Athetoid cerebral palsy is characterized by athetoid movements which are slow, writhing involuntary muscle movements. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy is available below.

Symptoms of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy

  • Mixture of increased and decreased muscle tone
  • Damage to the basal ganglia part of the brain
  • Exacerbation of symptoms when stressed
  • Athetoid symptoms abate when completely relaxed or sleeping
  • Inability to hold posture
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Athetoid Cerebral Palsy

  • Treatment plans will vary depending on the nature and severity of symptoms the patient presents with as well as individual factors such as age
  • Physical therapy - daily muscle exercises can help minimize muscle weakness, wasting and rigidity
  • Speech therapy
  • Medications - to reduce spasticity
  • more treatments...»

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  1. Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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