The floppy infant: evaluation of hypotonia.

@article{Peredo2009TheFI,
  title={The floppy infant: evaluation of hypotonia.},
  author={Dawn E. Peredo and M. Hannibal},
  journal={Pediatrics in review},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={
          e66-76
        }
}
  • Dawn E. Peredo, M. Hannibal
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics in review
  • Hypotonia is characterized by reduced resistance to passive range of motion in joints versus weakness, which is a reduction in the maximum muscle power that can be generated. (Dubowitz, 1985; Crawford, 1992; Martin, 2005) Based on strong research evidence, central hypotonia accounts for 60% to 80% of cases of hypotonia, whereas peripheral hypotonia is the cause in about 15% to 30% of cases. Disorders causing hypotonia often are associated with a depressed level of consciousness, predominantly… CONTINUE READING
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