Amyotonia congenita

Synonyms

Oppenheim disease
Oppenheim's disease

Overview

Amyotonia congenita is an indefinite term for a number of congenital neuromuscular disorders that cause generalized loss of muscle tone, and sometimes weakness, in infants and young children; most such disorders have a benign course. 

Symptoms

  • Reduced muscle tone
  • Underdeveloped muscles

Causes

  • Muscle overuse
  • Infections
  • Flu
  • Fluid loss
  • Dehydration
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Muscle wasting

Resources

  • NIH