Extrapyramidal are the movement disorders included in dyskinetic cerebral palsy (chorea, dystonia and athetosis) are among the hyperkinetic (unwanted, excess movement) motor abnormalities associated with the concept of “extrapyramidal” in adults. The term has sometimes been used by clinicians to describe types of CP. However, in 2008 the Taskforce on Childhood Movement Disorders met at the National Institutes of Health and agreed that this term lacks accuracy and they recommended not using it to describe movement disorders in children.
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