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Can cerebral palsy be caused by damage during adulthood, or do you have to be a child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Little's disease or cerebral palsy as it is now known is defined as a disorder of motion and posture related to an injury to the developing nervous system that occurs anytime from pregnancy up to the age of 3 years.
Traumatic brain injury in an adult brain can produce similar effects, but is not cp.

In brief: No

Little's disease or cerebral palsy as it is now known is defined as a disorder of motion and posture related to an injury to the developing nervous system that occurs anytime from pregnancy up to the age of 3 years.
Traumatic brain injury in an adult brain can produce similar effects, but is not cp.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jason Rudolph
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Cerebral palsy is a condition related to a brain injury that occurs during birth.
One can't develop cerebral palsy.

In brief: No

Cerebral palsy is a condition related to a brain injury that occurs during birth.
One can't develop cerebral palsy.
Dr. Jason Rudolph
Dr. Jason Rudolph
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is caused by brain injuries during the pregnancy, labor or around the time of delivery.
When brain injury occurs to an adult, due to trauma, infection, stroke or toxin, it is not called cerebral palsy, but may cause similar physical problems.

In brief: Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is caused by brain injuries during the pregnancy, labor or around the time of delivery.
When brain injury occurs to an adult, due to trauma, infection, stroke or toxin, it is not called cerebral palsy, but may cause similar physical problems.
Dr. William Singer
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