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Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood

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What is the definition of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood?

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a neurological disorder that usually affects children before 18 months of age. Classic AHC causes recurrent episodes of paralysis (hemiplegia) that involve one or both sides of the body, multiple limbs, or a single limb. The paral ...

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What are the alternative names for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood?

  • Alternating hemiplegia syndrome
  • AHC
  • Alternating hemiplegia

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Latest Research

Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Hemiplegic Gait
  • Journal: Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation
  • Treatment Used: Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using dynamic ankle foot orthosis to treat patients with hemiplegic gait.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Journal: Medicine
  • Treatment Used: Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
The purpose of the review was to discuss treatment of acute ischemic stroke in a 12-year old boy with mechanical thrombectomy.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Alternating Hemiplegia
  • Journal: Zhurnal nevrologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova
  • Treatment Used: Flunarizin
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This case report discusses a patient with alternating hemiplegia (rare one-sided paralysis) caused by a heterozygous mutation in exon 8 of the ATP1A3 gene.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Super Refractory Status Epilepticus in Alternating Hemiplegia
  • Journal: Neuropediatrics
  • Treatment Used: Ketamine Infusion
  • Number of Patients: 2
  • Published —
This case report describes two patients with super refractory status epilepticus in alternating hemiplegia that were treated using a ketamine infusion.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trial
Device
  • Status: Recruiting
  • Study Type: Device
  • Participants: 15
  • Start Date: August 2020
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Restoration of Arm and Hand Function in People With Subcortical Stroke
Clinical Trial
Device
  • Status: Recruiting
  • Study Type: Device
  • Participants: 10
  • Start Date: April 1, 2020
Stimulation Combined With Externally Powered Motorized Orthoses for Stroke