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 REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-6

A structured approach to the assessment of a floppy neonate


Department of Paediatrics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Molla Imaduddin Ahmed
Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester, Infirmary Square, Leicester, LE1 5WW
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.181250

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Hypotonia in a newborn presents a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. It is an important clinical feature that may indicate an underlying systemic illness or neurological problem at the level of the central or peripheral nervous system. It is important to know the different presentations of hypotonia and to have the knowledge of the diagnostic work up which requires multidisciplinary assessment and input and the prognostic implications of these disorders. This review article presents a structured approach highlighting initial assessment, examination, and management of a neonate with generalized hypotonia.






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