Hypotonia Sentence Examples
Hypotonia, or severely decreased muscle tone, is seen primarily in children.
Hypotonia is a symptom that can be caused by many different conditions.
Hypotonia, also called floppy infant syndrome or infantile hypotonia, is a condition of decreased muscle tone.
Hypotonia is also characterized by problems with mobility and posture, lethargy, weak ligaments and joints, and poor reflexes.
Hypotonia does not, however, affect intellect.Advertisement
No demographic information as of 2004 was available for hypotonia, since it is a symptom of an underlying disorder.
The study followed 243 infants with hypotonia for three to seven years.
The following are common symptoms associated with hypotonia.
Hypotonia is normally discovered within the first few months of life.
Most of the disorders associated with hypotonia also cause other symptoms that, when taken together, suggest a specific disorder and cause for the hypotonia.Advertisement
Specific diagnostic tests used will vary depending on the suspected cause of the hypotonia.
Is the hypotonia always the same or does it seem worse at certain times?
Hypotonia can be assessed because muscle fibers have a smaller diameter than that of normal muscle.
When hypotonia is caused by an underlying condition, that condition is treated first, followed by symptomatic and supportive therapy for the hypotonia.
No specific treatment is required to treat mild congenital hypotonia, but children with this problem may periodically need treatment for common conditions associated with hypotonia, such as recurrent joint dislocations.Advertisement
Treatment programs to help increase muscle strength and sensory stimulation programs are developed once the cause of the child's hypotonia is established.
Some SLPs are also trained to work with oral/motor problems, such as swallowing, and other feeding difficulties resulting from hypotonia.
Hypotonia can be lifelong, but in some cases, muscle tone improves over time.
Children with mild hypotonia may not experience developmental delay, although some children acquire gross motor skills (sitting, walking, running, jumping) more slowly than most.
As of 2004 there was no prevention for hypotonia.Advertisement
H., et al. "Infant with inadequate feeding and weight gain, progressive respiratory difficulty, hypotonia, and weakness, with onset at birth."
Peroxisomal disorder patients have decreased muscle tone (hypotonia), which in the most severe cases is generalized, while in less severe cases, is usually restricted to the neck and trunk muscles.
The symptoms of asphyxia neonatorum are bluish or gray skin color (cyanosis), slow heartbeat (bradycardia), stiff or limp limbs (hypotonia), and a poor response to stimulation.
They also have unusual facial features, poor muscle tone (hypotonia), small head size (microcephaly), and mental retardation.
Infants with cri du chat also typically have low birth weight, slow growth, a small head (microcephaly), and poor muscle tone (hypotonia).Advertisement
Hypotonia (poor muscle tone) is also common, leading to problems with eating and slow, but normal development.
Individuals with cri du chat have a 10 percent mortality during infancy due to complications associated with congenital heart defects, hypotonia, and feeding difficulties.
Hypotonia is the most common symptom of motor dysfunction in newborns and infants.
The challenge in correctly diagnosing a "floppy" child lies in distinguishing between central and neuromuscular hypotonia.
Normal or increased deep tendon reflexes suggest central hypotonia.
Because of weak, floppy muscles (hypotonia), babies learn to sit up, crawl, and walk much later than their normal peers.
Newborns with PWS generally have poor muscle tone, (hypotonia) and do not feed well.
Infants with PWS have weak muscle tone (hypotonia).
This hypotonia causes problems with sucking and eating so that infants with PWS may initially have problems gaining weight.
Hypotonia may also During infancy, babies with PWS may also sleep more than normal and have problems controlling their temperature.
The need for speech therapy, due to speech difficulties caused by hypotonia, should be assessed.