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What conditions are associated with cerebral palsy besides prematurity?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stable brain injury
Anything that causes a stable injury to the brain (i.
E a condition that does not progress) and affects movement in a child age 3 or younger can be associated with cerebral palsy.

In brief: Stable brain injury
Anything that causes a stable injury to the brain (i.
E a condition that does not progress) and affects movement in a child age 3 or younger can be associated with cerebral palsy.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Normal pregnancy
Nelson in the early 80's published unexpected data that showed more than half the patients with CP signs by age 7 had a normal pregnancy, labor, delivery and no cited problems over their 1st 7 yrs.
This refuted the long pushed narrative that it was a birth injury.Unrecognised periods of poor blood flow, oxygen deprivation, infection or other factors are suspects. But sometimes we never know.

In brief: Normal pregnancy
Nelson in the early 80's published unexpected data that showed more than half the patients with CP signs by age 7 had a normal pregnancy, labor, delivery and no cited problems over their 1st 7 yrs.
This refuted the long pushed narrative that it was a birth injury.Unrecognised periods of poor blood flow, oxygen deprivation, infection or other factors are suspects. But sometimes we never know.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Hank Chambers
Thank you. I totally agree with you on this. There are so many causes that entire books are written about it, but as Dr Mosher mentioned above, it is as simple as any brain injury that occurs prior to age 3. Each of these different insults have different outcomes and it is difficult to determine the cause in most of the patients.
Dr. Hank Chambers
Pediatrics - Sports Medicine
In brief: Genetic, maternal
There are several conditions associated with cerebral palsy.
There may be brain abnormalities from genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. There may be a stroke which causes hemiplegia or one side of the body involved. The mother may have a clotting disorder causing a blood clot. The child might have a thyroid disorder.

In brief: Genetic, maternal
There are several conditions associated with cerebral palsy.
There may be brain abnormalities from genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. There may be a stroke which causes hemiplegia or one side of the body involved. The mother may have a clotting disorder causing a blood clot. The child might have a thyroid disorder.
Dr. Hank Chambers
Dr. Hank Chambers
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