Another remarkable patient I’ve treated was a five year-old who came into the emergency room experiencing acute hemiparesis on his right side. It was an unusual condition for a child of his age, and what we discovered at diagnosis required immediate action!
Acute hemiparesis causes patients to experience weakness or loss of motor functions on an entire side of their body. It happens often after trauma, tumors or even stroke. This young child experienced acute hemiparesis on the right side of his body after falling off the jungle gym at his school.