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    An_248994 posted:
    What info can you give me regarding a newborn with lack of muscle in arms & legs.
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Anon -

    Hopefully with a little a more information we can provide you with more info.

    How many weeks old is the newborn?
    Have they been evaluated by a doctor?

    See this resource, Infant Milestones , to see how they are measuring up.

    Elizabeth
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    ~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
     
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    JaneJetson responded:
    As you posted 8 mos. ago you may already know; however since this is important I thought I'd reply anyway. The disorder is so rare I can't remember the name but there is a very serious and sometimes deadly disease which presents with a lack of muscle development in early infancy. It is a genetic problem and may recur with subsequent babies.If you don't have a pediatrician or can't afford one go to the hospital. If this is the problem you may already have learned the seriousness of this problem. I'm praying for you and the baby involved. There is hope even if this is the problem. I know of a family who lost their first 3 children to it and then had 3 healthy children who are all parents and grandparents now. Hopefully, this is not the issue at all.
    God Bless,
    Sharon


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