Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a generic term used to describe multiple clinical syndromes that have similar clinical manifestations. Three criteria must be met to label a clinical syndrome as CP. First, there must be a clinically demonstrable motor impairment that occurred as a result of brain damage. The spinal cord and the rest of the peripheral neuromuscular system are structurally normal. The specific type of motor impairment manifested in CP depends on the location of brain injury. Also, the severity of motor impairment in CP may vary depending on the extent of brain damage. Second, the brain damage must have happened before complete structural development of the brain. Hence, the inciting event should be before, during, or after birth up to the age of 2 ...

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