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Hypotonia means decreased muscle tone. It can be a condition on its own, called benign congenital hypotonia, or it can be indicative of another problem where there is progressive loss of muscle tone, such as muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. It is usually detected during infancy.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches muscle weakness
Your child's muscle weakness can be caused by several different diseases, and treatment cannot begin without sussing out the real cause. At Children's, doctors have several tests available to diagnose the cause of your child's weakness. Once the diagnosis is nailed down, several treatment programs, including physical therapy programs, are at hand to help your child live a normal life.
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