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I saw that cerebal palsy was linked to genetic abnormalities. Will that change the way my child is treated?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

It should not change the way she is treated.
If there is a genetic link there may be information that allows anticipation of problems and may help head off problems, but it should not impact her treatment in any negative way.

In brief: No

It should not change the way she is treated.
If there is a genetic link there may be information that allows anticipation of problems and may help head off problems, but it should not impact her treatment in any negative way.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Misinformation

There are some genetic conditions that can share some similar features to some of the problems of cerebral palsy but CP is not genetic.
A CP patient can also have a genetic affliction, but would have had CP with or without that condition.

In brief: Misinformation

There are some genetic conditions that can share some similar features to some of the problems of cerebral palsy but CP is not genetic.
A CP patient can also have a genetic affliction, but would have had CP with or without that condition.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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