Hipotonia

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Hipotonia

Hipotonia en el recién nacido o en un niño mayor frecuentemente es un signo de una anomalía y puede sugerir la presencia de disfunción del sistema nervioso central, trastornos genéticos o problemas musculares. Los niños hipotónicos descansan con los codos y rodillas relajadamente extendidos, mientras que los niños con un tono normal tienden a flexionar los codos y las rodillas. El control de la cabeza puede ser deficiente o estar ausente en un niño flojo cuya cabeza le cae hacia un lado, hacia atrás o hacia adelante.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/07/2012
  • A.D.A.M.Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine (5/1/2011).

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This page was last updated: May 7, 2013

         
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