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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How can I stop seizure in my 4year old son as a result of cerebral palsy.

How can I stop seizure in my 4year old son as a result of cerebral palsy.

See neurologist: You can consult with a pediatric neurologist or an adult neurologist if a pediatric one is not available. This issue cannot be treated over the internet. ...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


Dr. David Reid Dr. Reid
Psychiatry
42 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

Who knows!: So sorry about your son. All of his conditions you could think might cause a shorter life span for all sorts of reasons, but with good care one never knows. Accidents, poor nutrition ( because he doesn't eat well), progressive brain deterioration if repeated seizures, infections, general stress with its harmful physical effects, all could contribute to premature death. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Atif Malik Dr. Malik
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
19 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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10 year old son. Cerebral palsy. Fed strictly via gtube and seizure disorder. Not on any medications. He has diarrhea, what do I need to do for him?

Contamination: Formula contamination caused by improper handling and storage of formula and equipment can also induce diarrhea, cautions the oley foundation. Likewise, gastrointestinal infections, or over-colonization of bacteria, can irritate the intestine and lead to watery stools. ...Read more

Dr. William Goldie Dr. Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
44 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Is hemiplegia caused by a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Is hemiplegia caused by a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Result not cause: Hemiplegic cerebral palsy is a defect in muscle control that affects only one side of the body. This is often caused by a stroke that damaged the fetal brain in utero. The stroke will leave a region of damaged brain that eventually becomes a porencephalic cyst. The stroke that resulted in the cerebral palsy may never be determined as to cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

No: The morbidity & mortality of cerebral palsy relate to the severity of the condition & concomitant medical complications, such as respiratory and gastrointestinal difficulties. In patients with quadriplegia, the likelihood of epilepsy, extrapyramidal abnormalities, and severe cognitive impairment is greater than in those with diplegia or hemiplegia. Bottom line: severity of CP may increase risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Is it possible for mild cerebral palsy to cause delay growth, prolonged growth or even stunted growth?

Is it possible for mild cerebral palsy to cause delay growth, prolonged growth or even stunted growth?

Cerebral palsy is a : group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by the way they limit mobility, posture, arm/ hand use & oral motor skills. In kids with CP, growth is slower than that of neurotypical peers, the difference is greater with age. Puberty may be delayed & last longer. Poor oral motor function, endocrine problems & gastroesophageal reflux all can impact nutrition, growth & body composition. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Mosher Dr. Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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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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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What causes cerebral palsy in child?

What  causes cerebral palsy in child?

Difficult to know: We understand that this relates to an injury to the nerves that control movement & posture within the region of the brain called the motor cortex. By definition the injury can happen any time from when the nerves form to the 3rd birthday (research definition).Whether this is from poor blood flow, silent stroke, low blood sugar, toxin or infection, no specific cause is apparent ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What causes cerebral palsy in children?

What causes cerebral palsy in children?

Hard to say: CP is caused by any injury to motor cortex in the brain from the point they become active in pregnancy to the 3rd birthday (research definition).These include loss of oxygen, blood flow, glucose (fuel), infection, trauma, etc. Studies show over half those with symptoms evident by age 7 had a normal pregnancy labor and delivery. The extent of impairment is quite variable. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Baldwin Dr. Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
11 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What could cause a couple to have 2 kids with cerebral palsy?

Preemies?: Although many answers are possible children who are born prematurely or with low birth weight are statistically more likely to have cp. This does not directly answer the question, but any condition which results in early birth could theoretically increase one person's risk of having a child affected by cp. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Need expert help here. What are the causes of cerebral palsy?

Need expert help here. What are the causes of cerebral palsy?

Loss of motor neuron: The brain has areas where the nerves that issue working signals to the muscles are located. For these nerves to grow and mature after conception, they need nutrients (oxygen, protein, carbohydrates) all brought to them by the normal flow of blood to their location. This is assured when blood flow in the placenta ; brain is normal. Nerves die if nutrients are cut off, and this causes motor problems. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What goes wrong in terms of cell communication that causes cerebral palsy?

What goes wrong in terms of cell communication that causes cerebral palsy?

No message received: With CP, the motor cortex of the brain is damaged permanently, so there are no nerve cells available to receive or send messages to the muscles involved. What movement is left reflects reflexive activity. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What goes wrong (in terms of cell communication) that causes cerebral palsy?

Bad wiring: CP results from an injury to the nervous system that destroys the normal brain tissue.That stops link between brain cells and the channels (wiring) that would carry messages that allow normal movement. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Could having mild cerebral palsy cause an antalgic gait?

Could having mild cerebral palsy cause an antalgic gait?

Word games: The term antalgic refers to a gait that favors one leg to avoid pain in another. While possibly visibly the same in CP, that gait is generally due to abnormal motor function and not an effort to avoid pain. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is chromosome deletion a probable cause of cerebral palsy?

Is chromosome deletion a probable cause of cerebral palsy?

No: By definition CP is a disorder of motion & posture caused by an injury to the developing brain from pregnancy to the 3rd birthday.Kids with chromosome deletions can have issues that mimic CP and some may suffer the same neurologic injury. The main culprits include infection, lack of blood flow or lack of oxygen leading to cell damage. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is the cause of cerebral palsy? Is there any hope on the horizon?

What is the cause of cerebral palsy? Is there any hope on the horizon?

Some do beter: CP is a broad term applied to a disorder of movement & posture related to brain injury occurring at any time from pregnancy to the 3rd birthday.If the muscle control centers of the brain have been damaged, those cells are lost.. Babies have some ability to re-wire some functions, so PT can help. Most improve some with age, some have major difficulties in life ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can you tell me what is cerebral palsy and what causes it. What are some treatments for it?

Depends: CP is a disorder of movement or posture related to brain injury that occurred at some point from pregnancy until the third birthday. It can be associated with many other related problems depending on the expent. Each case is somewhat unique ; most are mild and improve with developmental therapy like pt. It sounds like you need a family conference with dr or referral to a developmental center. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My aunt got beat while she was pregnant. Now her child may have cerebral palsy. Could that be the cause?

Hard to say: In the largest longitudinal study to date on this subject, following 50k kids through pregnancy to age 7, no specific cause for the CP was identified.To event in pregnancy, labor, delivery or the first 3 years was identified in more than half the cases.While the beating might have influenced the outcome, the baby may have been protected by the bag of waters and placenta. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Please tell me, could having mild cerebral palsy prolong growth development, cause slow growth, or stunt growth?

Cerebral palsy is a : group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by the way they limit mobility, posture, arm/hand use & oral motor skills. In kids with CP, growth is slower than that of neurotypical peers, the difference is greater with age. Puberty may be delayed & last longer. Poor oral motor function, endocrine problems & gastroesophageal reflux all can impact nutrition, growth & body composition. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...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