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Childhood Movement Disordersa 

Childhood Movement Disordersa
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Childhood Movement Disordersa
Author(s):

Paul E. Youssef

and Kenneth J. Mack

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190244927.003.0030
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date: 17 October 2019

The phenomenology and classification of movement disorders are similar for adults and children, but the causes and approach are quite distinct. Hyperkinetic disorders are more common than hypokinetic disorders in children. Furthermore, some disorders are exclusively present in infants and children, and others may begin in childhood and persist into adulthood. This chapter focuses primarily on the movement disorders that begin in childhood. Disorders that occur in children or adults without a specific predilection are covered in individual movement disorders sections.

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