Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by frequent, temporary episodes of paralysis on one side of the body (hemiplegia). Symptoms usually begin before the age of 18 months. This syndrome may be characterized by temporary (transient) hemiplegia of varying degrees; temporary paralysis of the muscles that control eye movement (transient ocular palsies); sudden, involuntary movements of limbs and facial muscles (choreoathetosis); and/or excessive sweating with changes in skin color and body temperature (autonomic nervous system dysfunction). Mental capacity may be affected. The exact cause of AHC is unknown. Some cases of AHC may be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
Information on healthetreatment comes from people like you and me.
There isn’t much information on Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, but by creating an account, you’ll be one of the first to help others learn more, and start to feel better.
Most effective Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood treatments reported by our members
No treatments have been listed
Most severe Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood symptoms reported by our members
There have been no symptoms added by our members for this condition yet.