Reflejos infantiles

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Reflejos infantiles

Los médicos examinan y observan los reflejos infantiles para evaluar la función y el desarrollo neurológico. La ausencia de reflejos o presencia de reflejos anormales en un niño menor de un año, la persistencia de un reflejo después de la edad en que normalmente éste desaparece o la manifestación de un reflejo infantil en un niño mayor o en el adulto puede indicar problemas severos del sistema nervioso central, del tronco nervioso o de los nervios periféricos.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/17/2011
  • Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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