Is cerebral palsy the outcome of in utero stroke?

Not routinely. Not in the usual sense that we think of strokes: blocked arteries cutting off circulation or bleeding into a localized area. For a good summary from the nih, see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001734/.

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Help please! Is cerebral palsy the outcome of all in utero stroke children?

No. In-utero stroke patients come in all shapes and sizes. Some strokes are large and occur late in the pregnancy and can produce significant problems in the child including cp. Other strokes may be small and occur early enough in the pregnancy that the brain can repair itself before the child is born, and the child will develop perfectly normally. Most cases and outcomes lie in between these examples. Read more...

Is cerebral palsy the after effect of an in utero stroke?

It can be. CP is defined as a disorder of motion & posture based on an injury to the developing nervous system at any point from the early stages of pregnancy up to the 3rd birthday. A stroke in utero is that sort of injury.Such issues as cord events, where the flow of blood was pinched off for a period & intrauterine infection are other possible causes. Read more...
Can be. intrauterine stroke can cause sufficient damage to produce the motor deficiets of cerebral palsy. Read more...

Is cerebral palsy a usual birth defect caused by in utero stroke?

Possible. It is possible that cerebral palsy may be related to in utero cerebral infarct (stroke) - but there are many causes of cerebral palsy. Here is an article which may be helpful to describe causes of cerebral palsy: http://www.Webmd.Com/brain/understanding-cerebral-palsy-basic-information. Read more...

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...

Is cerebral palsy the result of “birth injury? ” how is different from a “birth defect”?

Not necessarily/lots. CP results from injury to the developing brain anytime from pregnancy to the 3rd birthday.Studies published in the early 80's showed most CP kids had normal pregnancy/labor/delivery& first 3yrs.Birth injury implicated in some. A birth defect involves a malformation like cleft palate or distruction like amnionic band amputation of fingers. Pregnancy involves variable risk. Read more...
Complex question. Cerebral palsy is a description of static dysfunction of muscle control due to brain disorder. About 50% are of unknown cause. About 30% are due to definable developmental defects of the brain. Less than 20% can be associated with birth injury. Birth defects affect 2 to 3% of all children. Most are of heart, kidney, gut, limbs, lip, etc. Defects of the brain may result in cerebral palsy. Read more...
See below. Cerebral palsy can be caused by random genetic mutation before the birth, maternal infection during pregnancy, fetal stroke during pregnancy, or a lack of oxygen to the brain during labor and delivery. This is why the baby is constantly monitored during labor to make sure that they are safe and doing well. A birth defect is usually a genetic abnormality. Read more...
Cerebral palsy is a . Group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by limitations of mobility & hand use. Fetal brain malformations or ?ed blood flow/oxygen can occur from the 3rd week of gestation till term, especially near the end of the 2nd trimester. Asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life accounts for ~ 10 of cases, in whom hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is diagnosed. Read more...