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A 36-year-old female asked:

My daughter is 16mths old with hyper mobility hyperflexible and low tone with weak core muscles...no clonus...appears to have muscle spasms and laxity?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Your pediatrician : Has probably referred her to the appropriate specialists: child neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician & to your state's early intervention program under part c of federal law idea for developmental assessment & therapy. Joint laxity & low tone are seen in a variety of genetic syndromes & other medical conditions, not all of which are associated with cognitive delays.

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Last updated Apr 7, 2013

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