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My 4-month-old daughter has very little movement in her legs. What can be done?

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Published At November 11, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My daughter is four months old. We observed that there was very little movement in her legs. We performed an EMG and an NCV along with a vitamin D test. The report mentions generalized motor axonal polyneuropathy. I could only understand that there is an issue with her nerves in several areas but nothing more. Can you please shed any light on this and whether she will fully recover and any expected timeline?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is advisable to do a nerve biopsy along with an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain and spine and a detailed physical examination by a pediatric neurologist to come to a conclusion as to what we are dealing with. There are various different types of neuropathy. Neuropathy means that there is something wrong with either a single nerve or a bunch of nerves. It may be present since birth or may be acquired later in life. In order to find out what we are dealing with, please do the investigations suggested above.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim


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