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5 Facts you should know about

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC)

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Early infancy onset usually affects children before 18 months of age

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Classic AHC causes recurrent episodes of hemiplegia that involve one or both sides of the body, multiple limbs, or a single limb

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Paralysis can last from minutes to days

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A characteristic feature of AHC is that symptoms disappear during sleep and return upon waking

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Factors such as stress, tiredness, cold, or bathing can trigger episodes of hemiplegia or uncontrolled movements

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