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...»
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symptoms of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
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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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Causes of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
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Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a ...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
The condition goes by...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as ...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and these...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as ...read more »
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Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
- Muscle and Orthopedic Specialists:
- Nerve Specialists:
- Neurology (Brain/CNS Specialists):
- Stroke & Vascular Specialists:
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Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: Rare Types
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Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: Animations
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Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: Broader Related Topics
Types of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
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