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21 Jan 2006
2yr old not talking and walks crouched
My son in ECape is worried about his son, he is not talking yet only makes sounds and walks with a crouch. Bent knees leaning forward from the hips, this has given him very large thigh muscles. Similar to the way a primate walks. He has taken him to pediatricians who cannot give him any reason or assistance, he is now going to fly him down to Cape Town to a pediatrician there, what I want to know is, can substance abuse have caused this condition? I have not seem him for a year and am going down soon on leave.
He needs to see a specialist paediatricain to make a proper diagnosis. Conditions such as cerebral palsy, other neurological conditions and muscular dystrophy need to be excluded as causes of these symptoms.It is possible that substance abuse led to this problem.
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