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Citation Needed[edit]

The section Developmental Delay discusses Mikhail-Mikhail syndrome but doesn't provide any citation for this syndrome. Very little information is available on the internet regarding this syndrome. There should be links at least for further information.


is Hypotonia serious enough to affect your health?

It can be, depending on the seriousness of the case. MamaGeek (talk/contrib) 17:43, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Hypotonia (low muscle tone) affects all muscles in the body, voluntary and involuntary. Therefore, the condition can have a negative impact on both gross and fine motor development.

Children with hypotonia are often diagnosed with (1) "Failure to thrive" as they meet physicial developmental milestones later than average and can be under-weight due to their lower muscle mass; (2)Reflux related feeding issues which can make it difficult for them to maintain the necessary caloric intake; (3) Increased risk of gagging / choking due to weak oral sensation; (4) Increased occurance of sinus / lung infections after colds / flu due to their lessened ability to expel excess mucus related to the original illness.

Improvements in overall health have been seen with (1) Physical, occupational, and speech/feeding therapies, and (2) Co-Enzyme Q-10 vitamin supplementation has offered some benefits, with little to no risk of toxicity, due to the support it provides within the muscles to transport and utilize energy stores more efficiently.

Note - Co-Enzyme Q-10 is a vitamin that naturally occurs and is produced within the body. This process is impaired (1) as the body ages, (2) a patient is taking cholesterol reducing statins, or (3) there is a genetic / environmentally triggered disfunction within the cells.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:10, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

External links[edit]

External links on Wikipedia are supposed to be "encyclopedic in nature" and useful to a worldwide audience. Please read the external links policy (and perhaps the specific rules for medicine-related articles) before adding more external links.

The following kinds of links are inappropriate:

  • Online discussion groups or chat forums
  • Personal webpages and blogs
  • Multiple links to the same website
  • Fundraising events or groups
  • Websites that are recruiting for clinical trials
  • Websites that are selling things (e.g., books or memberships)

I realize that some links are helpful to certain users, but they still do not comply with Wikipedia policy, and therefore must not be included in the article. WhatamIdoing (talk) 06:26, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Bold passage offering advice[edit]

I deleted the passage on MCT8 that was near the top of the article as much of the advice was in bold and non-encyclopedic. This article should comply with Wikipedia policy and not be like a online forum for mothers with babies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gavin77 (talkcontribs) 06:32, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Unlisted cause[edit]

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease Vet2be1973 (talk) 03:55, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Slang phrase[edit]

"Infants who suffer from hypotonia are often described as feeling and appearing as though they are "rag dolls," a "sack of jello" or a "pillow full of puddin'"

puddin'? Are these rather idiomatic phrases necessary? 3 of them? Seems like some troll added the puddin' bit. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:06, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Copper deficiency can cause acquired reversible hypotonia[edit]

Have no citation for this right now.