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What causes cerebral palsy in child?
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Damage to the brain
Cerebral palsy is a term used to label a child who has a static encephalopathy.
There are many different types and degrees of dysfunction that fall within that label. There are abnormalities of motor function found on neurological examination, but the child may be quite intelligent and otherwise normal. The cause is complex but involves damage to motor control areas of the brain.

In brief: Damage to the brain
Cerebral palsy is a term used to label a child who has a static encephalopathy.
There are many different types and degrees of dysfunction that fall within that label. There are abnormalities of motor function found on neurological examination, but the child may be quite intelligent and otherwise normal. The cause is complex but involves damage to motor control areas of the brain.
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