Laryngeal abductor paralysis mental retardation

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Laryngeal abductor paralysis - mental retardation is a form of intellectual disability characterized by a vocal cord defect and below-average mental ability. Individuals with this form of intellectual disability have problems breathing associated with vocal cords paralysis. This leads to severe problems with breathing and could restrict individuals from performing physical tasks. Additionally, individuals may have problems with reasoning and solving problems, as well as performing day-to-day tasks. Slow mastering of basic tasks, and having difficulty remembering things may also suggest this disorder in children. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Doctors may suggest patients undergo surgery to repair the vocal cords. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by intellectual disability.

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