Case Report| Volume 11, ISSUE 4, P317-320, October 2002

Caesarean section under general anaesthetic in a woman with alternating hemiplegia of childhood

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      Alternating hemiplegia of childhood is a rare progressive disorder usually diagnosed in early childhood. It consists of repeated attacks of dystonia, hemiplegia or quadriplegia followed by fixed neurological deficits and developmental delay. A case is reported of a 33-year-old woman with alternating hemiplegia of childhood who presented at 34 weeks' gestation for urgent lower segment caesarean section due to repeated antepartum haemorrhages and following failed induction of labour.
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