Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood

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Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood is a rare syndrome of episodic hemi- or quadriplegia lasting minutes to days. Most cases are accompanied by dystonic posturing, choreoathetoid movements, nystagmus, other ocular motor abnormalities, autonomic disturbances, and progressive cognitive impairment ({5:Mikati et al., 1992}). The disorder may mimic or overlap with other disorders, including familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM1; {141500}) and GLUT1 deficiency syndrome ({606777}) ({6:Rotstein et al., 2009}). Genetic Heterogeneity of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood See also AHC2 ({614820}), caused by mutation in the ATP1A3 gene ({182350}).
 

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AHC Association of Iceland

Our main goals are to: • Provide information about AHC in Iceland • Provide support to the patients and their families. • Look after interests of people with AHC and their families. • Promote the study into the cause of AHC. • Promote the study into an effective medical treatment for AHC. How do we want to reach this? • By providing and distributing information material and brochures and by maintaining a website. • By contacting people and agencies that AHC patients may depend on in the future. • By maintaining contact with foreign AHC Patient Associations. • By contacting medical scientists

Last Updated: 1 May 2013

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AHC Federation of Europe

The purpose of the federation is to unite all AHC patient organizations in Europe, to create a synergy and a critical mass in order to achieve the following objectives: Promote the awareness of AHC at European level. To promote and support the research on AHC. To develop a better quality of life for all the persons affected by AHC and their families. Represent the European AHC community within EU in regards to social and health politics, investment in scientific research and drug development.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood" for support, advocacy or research.

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AHC Association of Iceland

Our main goals are to: • Provide information about AHC in Iceland • Provide support to the patients and their families. • Look after interests of people with AHC and their families. • Promote the study into the cause of AHC. • Promote the study into an effective medical treatment for AHC. How do we want to reach this? • By providing and distributing information material and brochures and by maintaining a website. • By contacting people and agencies that AHC patients may depend on in the future. • By maintaining contact with foreign AHC Patient Associations. • By contacting medical scientists

http://.www.ahc.is

Last Updated: 1 May 2013

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AHC Federation of Europe

The purpose of the federation is to unite all AHC patient organizations in Europe, to create a synergy and a critical mass in order to achieve the following objectives: Promote the awareness of AHC at European level. To promote and support the research on AHC. To develop a better quality of life for all the persons affected by AHC and their families. Represent the European AHC community within EU in regards to social and health politics, investment in scientific research and drug development.

http://www.ahcfe.eu

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

http://www.pediatricbrainfoundation.org

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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Last Updated: 12 Jul 2018

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