DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM : BABY PARALYSIS (HEMIPLEGIA ET DIPLEGIA SPASTICA INFANTILIS) - etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms and course of, recognition, prediction and prevention
Syndrome Littl. Etiology. The disease usually develops after trauma or infection.
Symptoms and course. Children soon after birth or later developed spastic paralysis. More and sharper they are expressed in the lower extremities. The sensitivity does not suffer. Sometimes join and disorders of the cranial nerves. In some cases, the disease is detected clinically as a General rigidity, in which there is rescia hypertension of muscles of all limbs and trunk. Usually join violent movements of the character of acetosa or choreoathetosis, mental disorders, debilnosti or idiocy. Stemming from the migrated in early childhood encephalitis baby paralysis often characterized by:
When children paralysis often observed epileptic seizures. Sometimes a slight regression of the disease.
The prediction depends on the extent of involvement of motor functions and psyche.
In suspicious syphilis cases it is necessary to do a specific course of treatment (see Venereal disease, Syphilis). Iodine inside. Restorative treatment (arsenic, iron, glycerophosphate, fish oil, vitamins b and C). Warm baths, massage of the limbs. When a sudden spastic phenomena and contractures - surgical intervention.