Neonatal Neuromuscular Disorders
The fundamental manifestations of neuromuscular disease in the newborn period are hypotonia and weakness. Newborn children with extreme hypotonia but only marginal weakness usually do not have a disorder of the lower motor unit. These babies may have hereditary conditions; metabolic unsettling influences; inherent coronary illness; muscular dystrophy; sepsis; hypothyroidism; spinal muscular atrophy; or other fundamental issue. Extremely reduced antigravity movements and reduced fetal movements and abnormal liquor were frequent but not present consistently in infants with neuromuscular disorders. The most reliable indicators of a neuromuscular disorders are severe muscular weakness and contractures.
- Track 1-1 Neuromuscular disease
- Track 2-2 Hypotonia
- Track 3-3 Spinal muscular atrophy
- Track 4-4 Perinatal asphyxia