crossed paralysis

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crossed paralysis

[′krȯst pə′ral·ə·səs]
(medicine)
Paralysis of the arm and leg on one side, associated with contralateral cranial nerve palsies caused by a brainstem lesion involving cranial nerve nuclei and the ipsilateral pyramidal tract.
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A few months later his life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Alternating Hemiplegia of childhood (AHC,) suffering excessive amounts of seizures and paralysis, and ending up in a coma.
Youngsters with alternating hemiplegia of childhood suffer seizures brought on by different individual triggers - water, exercise, light, food or even strong perfume.
It was only after the family, including mum Helen, 50, and Alex, 51, took Callum on a break to Wooler, Northumberland, and he suffered a major attack that he was finally diagnosed with alternating hemiplegia of childhood, (AHC), a rare neurological disorder that can leave sufferers paralysed.
The three-year-old suffers from the incurable one-in-a-million genetic disorder called alternating hemiplegia, which paralyses parts of his body and leaves him in intense pain.
Now Sammy has revealed Greyson has Alternating Hemiplegia, which causes temporary spasms, paralysis and stiffening of limbs.
com, long time supporter and fund raiser for the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, announced support of Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2014.
They cover the history of the field, epidemiology, and risk factors; development of the cerebral vasculature; signs and symptoms of dysfunction; diagnosis; and the incidence, pathogenesis, and treatment of disorders such as cerebral embolism, hematologic disorders and neoplasms, migraine and alternating hemiplegia, hemorrhage, venous malformations, traumatic disorders, neonatal disorders, vascular disorders of the spinal cord; as well as genetic causes of cerebrovascular disease and treatment of stroke.
Luke, who suffers with incurable alternating hemiplegia which causes epilepsy and temporary paralysis, is a regular at Acorns, which cares for children battling life-threatening illnesses.
Luke, who has Alternating Hemiplegia of the Child (AHC), an illness which causes epilepsy and temporary paralysis, is the face of the new service that means Acorns' specialist nurses can go out to children's homes instead of offering services only at its hospices in Selly Oak, Walsall and Worcester.
The six year-old suffers from Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, a rare neurological disorder which causes temporary paralysis in one or both sides of his body.
Also, the term alternating hemiplegia was removed, and both cyclical vomiting and abdominal migraine were added to childhood periodic syndromes.
Besides Katie, some of the other children who have benefited in one way or another from the CEMF's services include: Kristen Smith, who has spinal muscular atrophy and for whom the CEMF was working toward purchasing a power wheelchair; Cory and Chris Dorvil, who both have spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and use wheelchairs; Brent Wood who has aplastic anemia; Deanna Paulov who has a severe seizure disorder (the Fund has underwritten her medications, which were not covered by her insurer); and Jessica Scanniello, who has a rare disorder known as alternating hemiplegia with seizures.
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