Alternating hemiplegia of childhood

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Synonyms: AHC

A rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by early-onset of recurrent transient episodes of hemiplegia (including quadriplegia) which typically disappear upon sleep.

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Advocacy Organizations

Alternating Hamiplegia of Childhood Foundation

Through research, education and family support, we have ONE MISSION: END AHC We strive to find the cause(s) of AHC, develop effective treatments and ultimately find a cure, while providing support to the families and children with AHC by funding research to accomplish these goals. We promote proper diagnosis, educate health care professionals, and encourage worldwide exchange of information.

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