con·gen·i·tal spas·tic par·a·ple·gi·a
a type of cerebral palsy characterized by spastic paralysis of the lower extremities.
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[William John Little, Brit. physician, 1810–1894]
Congenital spastic paralysis usually on both sides (diplegia), although the disease may be paraplegic or hemiplegic in form. The affected child may be delayed in developing sphincter control but is usually normal mentally. Symptoms include stiff, awkward movements; legs crossed and pressed together; arm(s) adducted; forearm(s) flexed; hand(s) pronated; and scissors gait.
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Little,William J., English surgeon, 1810-1894.
Little disease - a type of cerebral palsy in which there is bilateral spasticity, with the lower extremities more severely affected. Synonym(s): spastic diplegia
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