A 30-year-old member asked:
is cerebral palsy a disease or a genetic disorder?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
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, or occasionally tissue damage from a viral infection can produce the pattern. Each child is an individual event and > half of mild cases have no apparent cause.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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