Acute functional deterioration in a child with cerebral palsy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299948
Title:
Acute functional deterioration in a child with cerebral palsy.
Authors:
Smyth, Elizabeth; Kaliaperumal, Chandrasekaran; Leonard, Jane; Caird, John
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
Citation:
Acute functional deterioration in a child with cerebral palsy. 2012, 2012: BMJ Case Rep
Journal:
BMJ case reports
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299948
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2012-007642
PubMed ID:
23257647
Abstract:
We describe a case of acute functional deterioration in a 13-year-old girl with severe spastic diplegia (GMFCS III) and a new diagnosis of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). She presented with acute deterioration in mobility and motor function over 1 month, which was associated with dysarthria, dysphagia and behavioural change. Her mother had noticed subtle functional deterioration over the 2 months prior to this. Her physiotherapist who was concerned about her acute functional deterioration referred her for emergency review. Neurological imaging revealed a diffuse pontine lesion consistent with DIPG. She was subsequently referred to oncology. She deteriorated further, clinically, over the next few days and following discussion with the team; her family opted for palliative treatment, given the poor prognosis associated with DIPG.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Acute Disease; Adolescent; Cerebral Palsy; Disease Progression; Female; Humans; Nervous System Diseases
ISSN:
1757-790X

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Elizabethen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKaliaperumal, Chandrasekaranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Janeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCaird, Johnen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-27T15:54:55Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-27T15:54:55Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationAcute functional deterioration in a child with cerebral palsy. 2012, 2012: BMJ Case Repen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.pmid23257647-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2012-007642-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/299948-
dc.description.abstractWe describe a case of acute functional deterioration in a 13-year-old girl with severe spastic diplegia (GMFCS III) and a new diagnosis of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). She presented with acute deterioration in mobility and motor function over 1 month, which was associated with dysarthria, dysphagia and behavioural change. Her mother had noticed subtle functional deterioration over the 2 months prior to this. Her physiotherapist who was concerned about her acute functional deterioration referred her for emergency review. Neurological imaging revealed a diffuse pontine lesion consistent with DIPG. She was subsequently referred to oncology. She deteriorated further, clinically, over the next few days and following discussion with the team; her family opted for palliative treatment, given the poor prognosis associated with DIPG.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.subject.meshAcute Disease-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshCerebral Palsy-
dc.subject.meshDisease Progression-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshNervous System Diseases-
dc.titleAcute functional deterioration in a child with cerebral palsy.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paediatrics, Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.description.fundingOtheren
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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