Clinical evaluation of the floppy infant.

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The list of possible diagnoses for floppiness in infancy is extensive, with potentially hundreds of rare diseases. Nonetheless, most floppy infants have distinctive features in the history, the family history, or the physical examination that quickly narrow the list to central or motor unit disorders, and often to specific diagnoses within these broad groups. Accurate diagnosis is important, as outcomes are similarly protean, genetic implications are frequent, and in some cases specific treatments are possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-354
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric annals
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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