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What causes cerebral palsy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Injury to nerves

CP results from an stable (non-progessive) injury to brain cells that are devoted to movement, muscle control & posture.
The injury can be lack of nutrients (oxygen, glucose) due to blood flow problems or hemorrhage or infection (virus, parasite, bacteria).The injury can occur during pregnancy, labor, delivery or the first 3 yrs.

In brief: Injury to nerves

CP results from an stable (non-progessive) injury to brain cells that are devoted to movement, muscle control & posture.
The injury can be lack of nutrients (oxygen, glucose) due to blood flow problems or hemorrhage or infection (virus, parasite, bacteria).The injury can occur during pregnancy, labor, delivery or the first 3 yrs.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Brain injury

Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy which results in a problem with control of muscles.
Children may be found to have the condition shortly after birth. Some are due to injury at birth, others due to injury in utero, many the cause is never determined. Injury to the brain after birth can result in a form of acquired cerebral palsy such as from meningitis, stroke, injury, brain surgery.

In brief: Brain injury

Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy which results in a problem with control of muscles.
Children may be found to have the condition shortly after birth. Some are due to injury at birth, others due to injury in utero, many the cause is never determined. Injury to the brain after birth can result in a form of acquired cerebral palsy such as from meningitis, stroke, injury, brain surgery.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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