- “Floppy infant” implies generalized hypotonia presenting at birth or early in life with decreased movement, decreased resistance to movement, or increased joint laxity.
- Transient hypotonia occurs in non-neurologic illnesses in infants and is a nonspecific sign that may suggest CNS, lower motor neuron, peripheral nervous system (PNS), primary muscle, endocrine, or metabolic disease.
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