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Early Intervention in Patients diagnosed with Hydrocephalus: A Literature Review

Journal: International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science (Vol.7, No. 11)

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Page : 15-20

Keywords : Hydrocephalus; Cerebrospinal Fluid; Pathology Infant; Neuropediatric Physiotherapy.;

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Introduction: Hydrocephalus is defined by the increase in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the result of dilation of the cerebral ventricles resulting from this accumulation. Spasticity in the upper and lower limbs, postural deviations, irritability, changes in fine and thick motor coordination, personality changes and developmental retardation are some of the signs and symptoms. Physiotherapy plays an essential role in the neuropsychomotor development of these patients. Objective: Understand the performance and benefits of physiotherapy in the early treatment of patients diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Material and Method: The methodology used was an integrative bibliographic review of qualitative character, which aims to demonstrate the contribution of physiotherapy in early performance in patients with hydrocephalus. Conclusion: Physiotherapy plays an important role in the development of patients with hydrocephalus, softening motor sequelae and improving the quality of life of patients.

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