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5 Facts you should know about

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood

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Early infancy onset

Usually affects children before 18 months of age.

2

Classic AHC causes

recurrent episodes of hemiplegia that involve one or both sides of the body, multiple limbs, or a single limb.

3

Paralysis

The paralysis lasts from minutes to days.

4

A characteristic feature of AHC is

symptoms disappear during sleep and return upon waking.

5

Triggered by stress, tiredness, cold, or bathing

Episodes of hemiplegia or uncontrolled movements can be triggered by certain factors, such as stress, extreme tiredness, cold temperatures, or bathing.

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