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Is cerebral palsy a disease or a genetic disorder?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Good question

Cerebral palsy is a description of disorder in control of muscles that remains static.
Most cases are due to some damage or malformation of the brain that leaves it as a chronic clinical condition. Some cases are associated with genetic syndromes and metabolic disorders. Some are due to trauma or due to stroke or due to brain infections. Genetic disorders may make them more prone to cp.

In brief: Good question

Cerebral palsy is a description of disorder in control of muscles that remains static.
Most cases are due to some damage or malformation of the brain that leaves it as a chronic clinical condition. Some cases are associated with genetic syndromes and metabolic disorders. Some are due to trauma or due to stroke or due to brain infections. Genetic disorders may make them more prone to cp.
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: It is an injury

CP results from an injury to the developing nervous system of fetus, newborn or todler caused by various events.
Brain hemorrage, a cut off of oxygen, or occasionally tissue damage from a viral infection can produce the pattern. Each child is an individual event and > half of mild cases have no apparent cause.

In brief: It is an injury

CP results from an injury to the developing nervous system of fetus, newborn or todler caused by various events.
Brain hemorrage, a cut off of oxygen, or occasionally tissue damage from a viral infection can produce the pattern. Each child is an individual event and > half of mild cases have no apparent cause.
Dr. James Ferguson
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