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What diagnosis code can I use for an adult with cerebral palsy?

What diagnosis code can I use for an adult with cerebral palsy?

343 series: Although the names of the codes can include infantile they still apply to adults that developed as infant or are congenital. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Can motor function in adults with cerebral palsy be lost or can it be post-impairment syndrome from cp?

Can motor function in adults with cerebral palsy be lost or can it be post-impairment syndrome from cp?

Not progressive: Motor function does not usually deteriorate in adults with cerebral palsy- from the cerebral palsy itself. However, decreased activity and sub optimally treated spasm can lead to pressure impairments. You should see a physiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the stem cell therapies for adults with cerebral palsy?

Early studies only: Researchers have looked into stem cell treatment for cp. There are some promising early results. There are no randomized studies, which are the gold standard to test the effectiveness of stem cell transplantation in this patient population. ...Read more

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What type of doctor best treats an adult patient with moderate cerebral palsy?

Rehab physician: Depends on the problem, but for overall cp-related care i would recommend a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation (pm&r). For seizures, a neurologist; for constipation and gerd, gi. For scoliosis or hip pain, orthopedics. ...Read more

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Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Confusing question: An adult is an adult.The majority cerebral palsy patients have no cognitive impairment that would prevent acquiring adult self monitoring & awareness skills. Those that are mentally impaired need help with these issues but can learn them over time. Why wouldn't a parent want his kid to develop acceptable behavior pattern. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause cerebral palsy?

Can drugs cause cerebral palsy?

Not directly: Cerebral palsy is caused by injury to an immature brain. It typically occurs when a child is born early or has an event where they have inadequate blood suppply or oxygen to the brain for a signifcant length of time. ...Read more

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Can someone with cerebral palsy have kids?

Yes: The reproductive system in the vast majority of adults with CP is normal and they can have children. Cerebral palsy is not a cause of infertility. However, some people with CP have other disabilities or medical conditions that might make having children an issue. ...Read more

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Why did my friend have a child with cerebral palsy?

Unexpected injury: On most but not all occasions pregnancy will produce happy healthy kids. CP is a disorder of movement & posture related to an injury to the movement centers of the brain that occurs anytime before the 3rd birthday. More than half occur after nl pregnancies, with nl labor, delivery & newborn period & nl first 3y. So some unknown event occurs to cause the damage. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Cerebral Palsy (Definition)

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders characterized by motor and postural dysfunction. These disorders are non progressive, meaning that the motor problems do not get worse over time. Spastic diplegia is the most common type of cerebral palsy and is characterized by increased muscle ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more