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double athetosis


Definition: a type of cerebral palsy manifesting predominantly as bilateral involuntary movements, beginning about age 3 years and preceded by generalized hypotonia and delayed motor development; has various causes, including kernicterus and birth hypoxia.

Synonym(s): congenital choreoathetosis, double congenital athetosis, Vogt syndrome

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