diplegia


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diplegia

 [di-ple´jah]
paralysis of like parts on either side of the body. adj., adj diple´gic.

di·ple·gi·a

(dī-plē'jē-ă),
Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.
Synonym(s): double hemiplegia
[G. di-, two, + plēgē, a stroke]

diplegia

(dī-plē′jə, -jē-ə)
n.
Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.

di·ple·gi·a

(dī-plē'jē-ă)
Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.
[G. di-, two, + plēgē, a stroke]

diplegia

Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.

Diplegia

Paralysis affecting like parts on both sides the body, such as both arms or both legs.
Mentioned in: Cerebral Palsy

di·ple·gi·a

(dī-plē'jē-ă)
Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.
[G. di-, two, + plēgē, a stroke]
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In the literature, it was reported that methyl prednisolone was used and found to be effective, in pregnant cases, which also was the case in facial diplegia treatment (10).
Our results showed that children with diplegia typically exhibit manual functions at levels I or II, while those with quadriplegia are classified at level IV or V, and the dyskinetic CP mostly corresponds to levels III, IV or V.
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This syndrome is characterized by the triad of congenital ichthyosis, spastic diplegia or tetraplegia, and mild to moderate intellectual disability (most patients show an intellectual coefficient of less than 50).
A small catheter is placed into the thecal space (subarachnoid spinal canal), with the tip placed in the high cervical area to treat dystonia or spastic quadriplegia, or in the low thoracic area to treat spastic diplegia. Baclofen can then be administered in a slow continuous infusion at a much lower dose than oral baclofen.
Acute bilateral facial nerve palsy (facial diplegia) is a medical emergency which may be the initial finding of serious disorders such as malignancies.
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The study population comprised 27 children with congenital hemiplegia (2.36%), 35 with spastic diplegia (38.04%), and 30 with spastic tetraplegia (32.6%).