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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy: Introduction

Cerebral palsy is usually used to refer to birth injuries to the brain that affect physical motor ability without damaging intellect. However, it can broadly describe any brain disability leading to movement problems, does not necessarily have to occur at birth, and some types of cerebral palsy do suffer some level of intellectual damage. ...more »

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral Palsy: Deaths

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Cerebral Palsy: Complications

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Causes of Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral Palsy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Cerebral Palsy

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Prognosis for Cerebral Palsy

Prognosis for Cerebral Palsy: Prognosis depends on the level of brain damage. Not usually progressive.

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Clinical Trials for Cerebral Palsy

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Article Excerpts about Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella-like term used to describe a group of chronic disorders impairing control of movement that appear that appear in the first few years of life and generally do not worsen over time. The disorders are caused by faulty development of or damage to motor areas in the brain that disrupts the brain's ability to control movement and posture. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Cerebral Palsy Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Cerebral Palsy:

A heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. The four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. The motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see MUSCLE SPASTICITY) in all limbs. Spastic diplegia (Little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. Pathologically, this condition may be associated with LEUKOMALACIA, PERIVENTRICULAR. (From Dev Med Child Neurol 1998 Aug;40(8):520-7) - (Source - Diseases Database)

A loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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