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A structured approach to the assessment of a floppy neonate.

Ahmed MI, Iqbal M, Hussain N - J Pediatr Neurosci (2016 Jan-Mar)

Bottom Line: It is an important clinical feature that may indicate an underlying systemic illness or neurological problem at the level of the central or peripheral nervous system.It is important to know the different presentations of hypotonia and to have the knowledge of the diagnostic work up which requires multidisciplinary assessment and input and the prognostic implications of these disorders.This review article presents a structured approach highlighting initial assessment, examination, and management of a neonate with generalized hypotonia.

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Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom.

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Hypotonia in a newborn presents a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. It is an important clinical feature that may indicate an underlying systemic illness or neurological problem at the level of the central or peripheral nervous system. It is important to know the different presentations of hypotonia and to have the knowledge of the diagnostic work up which requires multidisciplinary assessment and input and the prognostic implications of these disorders. This review article presents a structured approach highlighting initial assessment, examination, and management of a neonate with generalized hypotonia.

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Evaluation of a neonate with generalized hypotonia.[251019] CT: Computed tomography, MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging, IEM: Inborn errors of metabolism, CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid, NCV: Nerve conduction velocity, SMA: Spinal muscular atrophy, NCS: Nerve conduction study
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Figure 1: Evaluation of a neonate with generalized hypotonia.[251019] CT: Computed tomography, MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging, IEM: Inborn errors of metabolism, CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid, NCV: Nerve conduction velocity, SMA: Spinal muscular atrophy, NCS: Nerve conduction study

Mentions: Here is a list of investigations for neonates with hypotonia (a schematic approach to the diagnosis of neonatal hypotonia is shown in Figure 1).


A structured approach to the assessment of a floppy neonate.

Ahmed MI, Iqbal M, Hussain N - J Pediatr Neurosci (2016 Jan-Mar)

Evaluation of a neonate with generalized hypotonia.[251019] CT: Computed tomography, MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging, IEM: Inborn errors of metabolism, CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid, NCV: Nerve conduction velocity, SMA: Spinal muscular atrophy, NCS: Nerve conduction study
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Figure 1: Evaluation of a neonate with generalized hypotonia.[251019] CT: Computed tomography, MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging, IEM: Inborn errors of metabolism, CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid, NCV: Nerve conduction velocity, SMA: Spinal muscular atrophy, NCS: Nerve conduction study
Mentions: Here is a list of investigations for neonates with hypotonia (a schematic approach to the diagnosis of neonatal hypotonia is shown in Figure 1).

Bottom Line: It is an important clinical feature that may indicate an underlying systemic illness or neurological problem at the level of the central or peripheral nervous system.It is important to know the different presentations of hypotonia and to have the knowledge of the diagnostic work up which requires multidisciplinary assessment and input and the prognostic implications of these disorders.This review article presents a structured approach highlighting initial assessment, examination, and management of a neonate with generalized hypotonia.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom.

ABSTRACT
Hypotonia in a newborn presents a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. It is an important clinical feature that may indicate an underlying systemic illness or neurological problem at the level of the central or peripheral nervous system. It is important to know the different presentations of hypotonia and to have the knowledge of the diagnostic work up which requires multidisciplinary assessment and input and the prognostic implications of these disorders. This review article presents a structured approach highlighting initial assessment, examination, and management of a neonate with generalized hypotonia.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus