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Is cerebral palsy usually feom the mother of fatheres genes?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Cerebral palsy: Cerebral is not considered a genetic disorder. It is a result of a damaging event before birth involving the placenta, occlusioon of the umbilical cord or infection. There is a minority of cases due to events that occur during the labor or delivery.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Cerebral Palsy: Not genetic. CP is due to a brain injury that can occur for a sundry of reasons. It is considered a "static encephalopathy" in that the injury occurred and it is not progressive.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Neither genetic...: ...Nor, usually, related to birth trauma. Prenatal sonograms find movement abnormalities in many babies who are later diagnosed with cp.

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Last updated Jan 28, 2017

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