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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Brain injury

Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to an immature brain.
Typically it occurs in a child who is born prematurely, but can occur at any point during pregnancy up to the age of 3yo. It is a nonprogressive condition, but its impact on the body may change over time. Unfortunately there is still no cure. There are some preliminary studies on stem cell therapy, but not enough info yet to recommend.

In brief: Brain injury

Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to an immature brain.
Typically it occurs in a child who is born prematurely, but can occur at any point during pregnancy up to the age of 3yo. It is a nonprogressive condition, but its impact on the body may change over time. Unfortunately there is still no cure. There are some preliminary studies on stem cell therapy, but not enough info yet to recommend.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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