Alternating hemiplegia

Alternating hemiplegia is a rare neurological disorder that develops in childhood, most often before the child is 18 months old. The disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of paralysis that involve one or both sides of the body, multiple limbs, or a single limb. The paralysis may affect different parts ...1

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Causes of Alternating hemiplegia

Most children do not have a family history of the disorder; however, recent studies have show that some children with a family history have mutations in the genes CACNA1A, SCN1A, and ATP1A2. Mutations in the ATP1A2 gene have previously been ...2

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Clinical Features of Alternating hemiplegia

The disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of paralysis that involve one or both sides of the body, multiple limbs, or a single limb. The paralysis may affect different parts of the body at different times and may be brief ...3

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Treatments for Alternating hemiplegia

Is there any treatment? Drug therapy including verapamil may help to reduce the severity and duration of attacks of paralysis associated with the more serious form of alternating hemiplegia ...Source: NINDS (NIH)4 ...

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ alternatinghemiplegia/ alternatinghemiplegia.htm
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.

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