Hypotonic Infant

Erika Finanger, T. K. Koch

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Abstract

Hypotonia is a common abnormality of the motor system in infancy. The etiology of infantile hypotonia spans the entire neuraxis from the brain to the muscle fiber. This article provides an overview of the many different causes of neonatal hypotonia and summarizes the classical clinical findings, appropriate evaluation, and prognosis for some of the most common causes of hypotonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages661-665
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Anterior horn cell
  • Botulism
  • Central
  • Dystrophy
  • Hypotonia
  • Muscle
  • Myasthenia
  • Myopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Weakness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Finanger, E., & Koch, T. K. (2014). Hypotonic Infant. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (pp. 661-665). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.01041-1