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Explain the condition called infant cerebral palsy.?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
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.Origins are diverse from oxygen loss in the womb to infections of the brain & more. Impairment interferes with smooth control large or small movements. There can be additional separate issues but CP focuses on the movement.
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
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 to teratogens from 3 weeks after conception till term or from drops in flow of blood & oxygen, usually in late 2nd trimester. 10-20% of CP is due to asphyxia during labor & delivery or infection/trauma of the brain the first 3 years of life.
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Last updated Sep 12, 2014
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