Cerebral Palsy Athetoid

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Cerebral Palsy Athetoid

Athetoid cerebral palsy, sometimes abbreviated ADCP, results from damage to the basal ganglia of the brain which controls motor function. About 25% of cerebral palsy patients are affected with athetoid cerebral palsy. The affected individual is unable to control muscle tone and has difficulty with fine motor skills. Balance, posture and depth perception may also be impaired. Diagnosis is typically made within 18 months of birth and is based on assessment of developmental milestones and neuroimaging techniques. There is no cure for athetoid cerebral palsy, but treatment includes physical therapy and sometimes speech therapy depending on which muscles are affected in each individual.

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The terms "Cerebral Palsy Athetoid" returned 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Laminoplasty with lateral mass screw fixation for cervical spondylotic myelopathy in patients with athetoid cerebral palsy: A retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Hua Zhou, Zhong-Jun Liu, Shao-Bo Wang, Sheng-Fa Pan, Ming Yan, Feng-Shan Zhang, Yu Sun

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(39):e5033.

 

Although several studies report various treatment solutions for cervical spondylotic myelopathy in patients with athetoid cerebral palsy, long-term follow-up studies are very rare. None of the reported treatment solutions represent a gold standard for this disease owing to the small ...

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2016

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Cervical myelopathy in athetoid and dystonic cerebral palsy: retrospective study and literature review.
 

Author(s): Raphael Jameson, Celia Rech, Christian Garreau de Loubresse

Journal: Eur Spine J. 2010 May;19(5):706-12.

 

The early onset of degenerative cervical lesions has been well described in patients suffering from athetoid or dystonic cerebral palsy. Myelopathy can occur and aggravate of their unstable neurological status. Diagnosis and treatment are delayed and disrupted by the abnormal movements. ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2010

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Preterm infants with athetoid cerebral palsy: kernicterus?
 

Author(s): A Okumura, F Hayakawa, T Kato, K Itomi, S Mimura, K Watanabe

Journal: Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.. 2001 Mar;84(2):F136-7.

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2001

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The terms "Cerebral Palsy Athetoid" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Combined anterior-posterior arthrodesis en patient with athetoid cerebral palsy who developed spondylotic cervical mielopathy. Case report and review of literature].
 

Author(s): G Pancucci, P Miranda-Lloret, M E Plaza-Ramírez, A López-González, V Rovira-Lillo, A Beltrán-Giner

Journal: Neurocirugia (Astur). 2011 Jun;22(3):245-50.

 

Spondylotic cervical mielopathy is a common complication in young patients with Cerebral Child Palsy with an important dystonic and athetoid component. Its surgical treatment is a challenge, due to elevate incidence of early faliure of the arthrodesis, both in anterior and posterior ...

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2011

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Last Updated: 27 Jan 2017

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