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How common is infant Babinski reflex?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Every infant possesses infant Babinksi reflex before the age of two. If the child's nervous system develops normally, they will lose the reflex. The rate of retaining the reflex will depend on the rate of the underlying causes that damage the nervous system.

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