About Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
What are the Symptoms of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy?
Athetoid cerebral palsy, sometimes called dyskinetic cerebral palsy, is characterized by uncontrollable slow movements in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. These movements are involuntary and without purpose. In some cases, the tongue and face are affected, and the individual may have difficulty walking. Additionally, one’s muscle tone can change from day to day or even during a single day.
Athetoid cerebral palsy is found in 10-20% of percent of people with cerebral palsy, making it more pervasive than the ataxic form. The physiological roots of athetoid cerebral palsy stem from damage to the cerebellum or basal ganglia areas of the brain. These regions are responsible for coordinating movement and body posture—meaning that certain activities may be impaired, including:
During periods of stress, symptoms of athetoid cerebral palsy may appear more frequently. Contrarily, symptoms typically decrease or completely disappear when the child is asleep.
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