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How is hypotonia diagnosed?

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Because many things can cause hypotonia, it may take some time to figure out what’s behind your child’s condition. The doctor will want to learn about your family’s medical and genetic history and give your baby a physical exam. He may check her:

  • Motor skills
  • Sensory skills
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Mental status
  • Reflexes

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital: "Hypotonia.”

The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders: “Hypotonia.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Assessments for Newborn Babies.”

NHS Choices: “Hypotonia.”

Boston Children’s Hospital: "Muscle weakness (hypotonia) in Children,” "Muscle weakness (hypotonia) Testing & Diagnosis,” "Muscle weakness (hypotonia) Treatment."

NIH Genetics Home Reference: "Achondroplasia."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 06, 2018

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital: "Hypotonia.”

The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders: “Hypotonia.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Assessments for Newborn Babies.”

NHS Choices: “Hypotonia.”

Boston Children’s Hospital: "Muscle weakness (hypotonia) in Children,” "Muscle weakness (hypotonia) Testing & Diagnosis,” "Muscle weakness (hypotonia) Treatment."

NIH Genetics Home Reference: "Achondroplasia."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 06, 2018

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