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Symptoms of Athetoid CP

Athetoid cerebral palsy, also sometimes called choreoathetoid, dyskinetic, or extrapyramidal cerebral palsy, is less common than spastic cerebral palsy.

Affected infants are characteristically hypotonic (low tone) with poor head control and marked head lag and develop increased variable tone with rigidity and dystonia over several years. Feeding may be difficult, and tongue thrust and drooling may be prominent.

Speech is typically affected. Seizures are uncommon, and intellect is preserved in many patients.

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When a child has suffered an injury related to prenatal care, labor, or delivery, it is understandable for the parents to have questions about the injury, their legal rights, and the legal rights of the child. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about what has happened to your child and about your legal rights. Consultations are free, so please contact birth injury attorney Laura Brown by calling (214) 974-4121 to find out how we can help you.

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