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What tests are used to diagnose hypotonia?

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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.

The doctor also may order several tests, such as a CT or MRI scan of the brain or tests of the nerves and muscles.

The doctor also will want to know whether there were any problems before your baby was born or during delivery.

From: What Is Hypotonia? WebMD Medical Reference

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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