Alternating Hemiplegia [Infographic]

Alternating Hemiplegia is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects children. A characteristic symptom of the disorder is repetitive episodes of paralysis on one side or both sides of the body. The paralysis can be short-lived for a few hours or long-lasting for several days. Learn more about the disorder from Rajamani Selvam in this new infographic. For more information, please visit Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation (AHCF) and NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Alternating Hemiplegia Infographic. Illustrated by Rajamani Selvam.

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— Written and Illustrated by Rajamani Selvam.

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Rajamani Selvam

Rajamani Selvam recently completed her PhD in Neuroscience. Her research focused on understanding the interactions between growth factors and endocannabinoids in modulating acute synaptic transmission in the brain. She is interested in a career in medical communications. She is passionate about communicating STEM education to middle and high schoolers. She is also a mentor for 1000 girls 1000 futures program and Freedom English Academy. Away from science, she is an artist and enjoys leisure travel.