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Alternating hemiplegia of childhood: First South African case report and verapamil as a possible treatment option

L S van Hillegondsberg, I A Michaelis

Abstract


In this case report we describe a child with alternating hemiplegia of childhood, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder, and the effectiveness of an unconventional drug, verapamil, in treating this condition.


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L S van Hillegondsberg, Department of Paediatrics, Frere Hospital, East London, South Africa

I A Michaelis, Department of Paediatrics, Frere Hospital, East London, South Africa

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Keywords

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood; Verapamil; South Africa

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2019;109(3):152-153. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i3.13757

Article History

Date submitted: 2019-02-26
Date published: 2019-02-26

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