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early signs of cerebral palsy in infants

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Delayed motor skills: CP kids often have a delay in showing motor skills, abnormally stiff of loose muscle tone, handedness before their 1st birthday & abnormal movements. ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Early handedness: An early preferance for the use of one hand (handedness before 18 months of age), fisting of the hands and scissoring of the legs are often early subt ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The first signs are : persistence of primitive reflexes past the normal ages & lack of development of protective reflexes, which delay volitional movements. Arching, ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Motor deficit: Cerebral palsy is defined as a disorder of movement & posture caused by an injury to the developing nervous system that occurs before the 3rd birthday ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Cerebral palsy is a : group of disorders of impaired motor functions defined by the way they limit mobility & hand use. Cause may be genetic, from prenatal exposure t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not CP: Erb's Palsy is different, congrats on recovering from it. Arching backwards is common with acid reflux, some precautions would help: thickening feeds ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Separate issue: CP is an issue that develops after a sometimes unknown assault on the tissue within the brain due to lack of oxygen, blood flow or other injury.Erbs i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not so fast: I know you are probably reading ahead & preparing for the worst, but take a break. Hypotonia is very non specific & sometimes transient in inf ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Delayed motor skills: CP kids often have a delay in showing motor skills, abnormally stiff of loose muscle tone, handedness before their 1st birthday ; abnormal movements. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
14 years experience Pediatrics
Abnormal movement: CP is basically when events that happen around birth end up affecting the brain, resulting in uncoordinated and limited movements or result in abnorma ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Motor delay: Children with cerebral palsy have difficulty with movement because of an injury to the areas of the brain controling movement. They typically have del ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Staley
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not high: Unless you have strong risk factors for preterm labor, the odd are not high that you will deliver early. Stressing over this possibility won't hel ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Cerebral palsy: Doctors have diagnosed cerebral palsy for a great many years before the MRI was invented. There are numerous signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Observation/time: These features are hard to detect early, but they become more apparent with age. Hypotonia describes a looseness within the muscles that make them les ... Read More

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