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cerebral palsy

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: CP is a disorder of movement or posture related to brain injury that occurred at some point from pregnancy until the third birthday. It can be associa ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Cerebral palsy is a : Group of disorders of impaired motor functions that are described by the way they limit mobility & hand use. Most commonly from a fetal brain mal ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Injury to nerves: CP results from an stable (non-progessive) injury to brain cells that are devoted to movement, muscle control & posture. The injury can be lack of nut ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Brain injury: Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy which results in a problem with control of muscles. Children may be found to have the condition shortly aft ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy is caused by an abnormality or disruption in brain development, usually before a child is born. Causes include: random mutations in gen ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Cerebral palsy is a : group of motor impairments defined by the way they affect mobility & hand use. Genetic errors, prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs & other f ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
5 /1000 live births: The approximate incidence is 5 per 1000 live births.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not directly: Cerebral palsy is caused by injury to an immature brain. It typically occurs when a child is born early or has an event where they have inadequate blo ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Physical exam: Since infants do little more than feed & cuddle we must wait until they are a little older to begin showing abnormalities of muscle tone & difficult ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not specifically: Herbs can provide nutrients to all of us as part of balanced nutrition.They do not change the perminant brain injury that is the basis for cerebral pa ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Damage to the brain: Cerebral palsy is a term used to label a child who has a static encephalopathy. There are many different types and degrees of dysfunction that fall w ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Types of CP: A general explanation of the classifications of cerebral palsy would be difficult with the limitations of this forum, but I have added a link which ma ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Various causes: It is often not known, but any injury to the brain, whether through an infection, or inflammation or low oxygen, or other, can potentially lead to cer ... Read More

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