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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a medical condition caused by brain damage that occurs during pregnancy, labor and/or delivery or shortly after birth. This is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and to maintain balance and posture.

The children who diagnosed cerebral palsy, They have signs of cerebral palsy which appear before 3 years of age. Insults to the brain after age 3 years through adulthood may manifest clinically as similar or identical to cerebral palsy, but by definition, these lesions are not cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, cognition, communication, perception, behavior and a seizure disorder or mental impairment. Cerebral palsy has nonprogressive brain abnormality, which means that it does not get worse over time, though the exact symptoms can change over a person's lifetime.

Risk factors for cerebral palsy are multi-factorial and can include pre-term birth, multiple gestation, intrauterine growth restriction, male sex, low Apgar scores, intrauterine infections, maternal thyroid abnormalities, prenatal strokes, birth asphyxia, maternal methyl mercury exposure, and maternal iodine deficiency.

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