Alternating hemiplegia of childhood: case report

G. Lanzi, U. Balottin, G. Rossi, E. Scarabello

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Abstract

We report the case of a 31/2 year old girl who had had attacks of alternating hemiplegia from the age of 6 months. Peculiar features from the etiopathogenetic angle seem to be the presence of a ring of mild stenosis of the vertebral artery on the right side, the influence of the upright posture on the onset of the attacks and perhaps also of variations in atmospheric pressure. The only drug that had some effect was flunarizine. Phenobartbital, haloperidol and nadolol had no appreciable effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-257
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1992

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Nadolol
Flunarizine
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
Atmospheric Pressure
Haloperidol
Posture
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Alternating hemiplegia of childhood

Keywords

  • Alternating hemiplegia of childhood

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  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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Alternating hemiplegia of childhood : case report. / Lanzi, G.; Balottin, U.; Rossi, G.; Scarabello, E.

In: Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 3, 04.1992, p. 255-257.

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Lanzi, G. ; Balottin, U. ; Rossi, G. ; Scarabello, E. / Alternating hemiplegia of childhood : case report. In: Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1992 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 255-257.
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