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a continuous succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of the hands and feet and other body parts

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In contrast, athetoid CP is characterised by slow uncontrolled movements and affects the muscles used to produce speech.
Justin was born in 1978 with athetoid cerebral palsy.
6] infants born annually in the US, perhaps 20-40 will develop kernicterus, a permanently disabling condition characterized by athetoid cerebral palsy, severe sensorineural hearing loss, paralysis of upward gaze, and dental dysplasia.
Stubblefield also reminds us that people with severe athetoid cerebral palsy were mistakenly labeled as having profound intellectual impairment.
At the 1-month neurobehavioral assessment, completed on the 27th day of life during a home visit, the infant displayed the following clinical signs or symptoms: hypertonicity in the trunk and upper and lower extremities, setting sun sign, tremors, cogwheel movements and athetoid finger posturing, high-pitch cry, and extreme irritability (Table 3).
Almost half of the participants had spastic CP (47%), with the remainder having mixed (29%), athetoid (16%), ataxic (1%), or hypotonic (1%) CP; 6 percent did not report the type of CP.
The Birkenhead youngster was critically starved of oxygen, which led to him developing athetoid cerebral palsy.
Alex suffers from Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, a disability that affects body movement.
LC: She's, technically, athetoid cerebral palsy, very, very severe form of cerebral palsy.
She was diagnosed with athetoid cerebral palsy - the rarest and most severe form - at nine weeks old.
Clinical manifestations of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus * Condition Phase Clinical manifestations Acute bilirubin Early Lethargy encephalopathy Hypotonia Poor suck Intermediate Moderate stupor Irritability Hypertonia manifested by backward arching of the neck (retrocollis) and trunk (opisthotonos) Fever and high-pitched cry, which may alternate with drowsiness and hypotonia Advanced Pronounced retrocollis and opisthotonos Shrill cry No feeding Apnea Fever Deep stupor to coma Sometimes seizures and death Kernicterus NA Athetoid cerebral palsy Auditory dysfunction Dental-enamel dysplasia Paralysis of upward gaze Some or all of the signs listed in the advanced phase of bilirubin encephalopathy * From 2004 clinical guidelines (reference 4).
Blair and Stanley (1985) developed a system with demonstrated reliability that delineates the categories as follows: (a) predominantly spastic, (b) predominantly athetoid, (c) predominantly dystonic, (d) ataxic, and (e) mixed.
lIn February this year an award of pounds 3 million was achieved by the department for 26-year-old Dean Wykes for severe athetoid cerebral palsy sustained during his birth.