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Is it possible for mild cerebral palsy to cause delay growth, prolonged growth or even stunted growth?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Cerebral palsy is a

group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by the way they limit mobility, posture, arm/ hand use & oral motor skills.
In kids with CP, growth is slower than that of neurotypical peers, the difference is greater with age. Puberty may be delayed & last longer. Poor oral motor function, endocrine problems & gastroesophageal reflux all can impact nutrition, growth & body composition.

In brief: Cerebral palsy is a

group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by the way they limit mobility, posture, arm/ hand use & oral motor skills.
In kids with CP, growth is slower than that of neurotypical peers, the difference is greater with age. Puberty may be delayed & last longer. Poor oral motor function, endocrine problems & gastroesophageal reflux all can impact nutrition, growth & body composition.
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