alternating hemiplegia


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al·ter·nat·ing hem·i·ple·gi·a

unilateral cranial nerve paresis caused by lesion of brain stem with contralateral cranial nerve palsies.

alternating hemiplegia

Pediatric neurology A rare condition defined by an early onset–≤ 18 months of age, repeated attacks of hemiplegia involving both sides of the body, oculomotor abnormalities during the attack, autonomic disturbances, and mental and neurologic defects EEG Usually normal; some ↑ slow wave activity Management Possibly flunarazine

al·ter·nat·ing hem·i·ple·gi·a

(awltĕr-nāt-ing hemē-plējē-ă)
Unilateral cranial nerve paresis caused by lesion of brainstem with contralateral cranial nerve palsies.
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A long time supporter of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC), a rare neurological disease affecting less than 800 people worldwide, AccountingDepartment.
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Now Sammy, 28, has revealed Greyson has alternating hemiplegia - a rare condition which causes full body attacks, muscle spasms, partial paralysis and the stiffening of limbs.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to a generous donation of $169,000 by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation (AHCF) will fund additional research through Vanderbilt University, bringing them closer to a cure for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC).
Jeff Wuchich, president of the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation and advocate for his son, Matthew, 5.
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Matthew Wuchich, 3, was diagnosed with Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) when he was 18 months old, and spent this Thanksgiving Day enduring one of the most painful, full body attacks of AHC of his young life.
Matthew Wuchich, age 3, was diagnosed with Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood or AHC when he was 18 months old.

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