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What causes abnormal hand movements in an infant?

I have an 8 month old granddaughter who by all observations is a normal, healthy, happy child. However, she has a peculiar way of moving her arms and hands. She holds her arms out straight from her body to each side and twists her hands / wrists, almost like she is gunning the engine if a motorcycle. She does it when she is smiling and laughing, as well as when she is fussy or crying. I hear a lot about the Autism Spectrum. Is there reason for concern, and what type of doctor should we suggest that her parents take her to?
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
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Hello,

A good pediatric neurologist will be able to help you. Mostly its nothing but still I would like to err on the safe side.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Harshita, Ophthalmologist
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