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is cerebral palsy a degenerative disease

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Brain damage: CP is a form of brain damage in early life. It could be from lack of oxygen to the brain, a bleed from a broken/burst blood vessel, head trauma and s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Injury to nerves: CP results from a stable (non-progressive) injury to brain cells that are devoted to movement, muscle control ; posture. The injury can be lack of nut ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It is an injury: CP results from an injury to the developing nervous system of fetus, newborn or todler caused by various events.Brain hemorrage, a cut off of oxygen, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelley Clark
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally not: There are many causes for cerebral palsy. Most are a result of injury or abnormal development to the brain during pregnancy (75-80%). Less than 10% is ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Cerebral palsy is caused by injury to the brain in infancy or very early childhood that is nonprogressive. It has been misdiagnosed in some individual ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unfortunately yes.: Cerebral palsy may be associated with problems during gestation or associated with birth traumas and has nothing to do with genetic susceptibilities t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Over your lifetime you can develop a second disorder.Cp is defined by the static or stable nature of the brain injury, but that static injury can have ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy is a non progressive disorder. If these changes are new, you should see an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and management.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
No,: neither of these can be caused by a mom's anxiety.
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ian Cook
Dr. Ian Cook answered
33 years experience Psychiatry
Benefits > risk prob: Chloral hydrate has been used to help since the 1830s (http://bit.ly/1EkYmde). With chronic (long term) use, there is some possibility for "tolerance ... Read More
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