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A 31-year-old male asked:

is it possible to have 2 neurological disorders at the same time? such as cerebral palsy & ms

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Unfortunately yes.: Cerebral palsy may be associated with problems during gestation or associated with birth traumas and has nothing to do with genetic susceptibilities to immune disorders later in life. If ms does occur, and you already suffer neurological disability, it is truly imperative that you start treatment asap with a potent medication. (gilenya, tecfidera, tysabri).
Dr. A V
Dr. A V answered
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes: CP is a "static" disorder whereas ms is a "progressive" disorder. They have different etiologies.
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Yes, it is: It is rare, but possible to have two neurological diagnosis, for example parkinson's disease and dementia. You can theoretically have cerebral palsy and have multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Yes: Yes it is possible to have two neurological conditions. It is also possible that all of the symptoms that a person has can be explained by one diagnosis, rather than two. It would be best to get checked by your neurologist.

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