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Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My great grandson is almost 12months old, but only weighs 12

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My great grandson is almost 12months old, but only weighs 12 1/2 pounds.My grand daughter has followed the doctors, & health visitors advise, but he gets no better. He is just attempting to sit up,but has no muscle control in his legs or arms at all. He is going for physiotherapy next week, but I think we should know the reason for this. Another thing he always has his tongue hanging out, What would you think is the cause. Thank you.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Hello, Sorry for this condition he has. There could be some congenital syndrome with brain deficit and floppy musculature.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

He needs genetic and other neurological work-up by specialists so please get referral to a pediatric hospital.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Many such conditions also have smaller head size - what is his measure of head circumference and does he still have soft spot?

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Tongue protruding out also signifies similar conditions.

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