Cerebral palsy or CP is the most common childhood physical disability. It is a permanent physical condition that affects movement. A new international consensus definition has been proposed: "Cerebral palsy (CP) describes a group of disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitations that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturban ...
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Signs and symptoms
... There are three major types of cerebral palsy: Spastic cerebral palsy. Most children with cerebral palsy have spastic cerebral palsy. This form of the condition causes muscles to stiffen, which makes ...
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Causes
... Cerebral palsy results from an abnormality in or injury to the cerebrum — the largest area of the brain, which controls sensation and voluntary motor function. Although cerebral palsy affects mo...
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Risk factors
... Most children with cerebral palsy don''t have any apparent problems during development and birth. But some factors may increase the risk of cerebral palsy: Babies that are premature or have a low birt...
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When to seek medical advice
... If your baby seems to display weakness or paralysis in a limb or isn''t developing motor skills at the expected times, talk to your family doctor or pediatrician. Every baby develops at his or her own...
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Screening and diagnosis
... Early signs of cerebral palsy may be present from birth, but it''s often difficult to make a definite diagnosis during the first six months. Cerebral palsy is generally diagnosed by age 1 or 2. If you...
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