Introduction: Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is usually used to refer to birth injuries to the brain
that affect physical motor ability without damaging intellect.
However, it can broadly describe any brain disability leading to movement problems,
does not necessarily have to occur at birth,
and some types of cerebral palsy do suffer some level of intellectual damage.
Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy is an umbrella-like term used to describe a group of chronic disorders impairing control of movement that appear that appear in the first few years of life and generally do not worsen over time. The disorders are caused by faulty development of or damage to motor areas in the brain that disrupts the brain's ability to control movement and posture. 1
Researching symptoms of Cerebral Palsy: Further information about the symptoms of Cerebral Palsy is available including a list of symptoms of Cerebral Palsy, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Misdiagnosis and Cerebral Palsy: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, failure to diagnose Cerebral Palsy, underlying causes of Cerebral Palsy (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases
Treatments for Cerebral Palsy: Various information is available about treatments available for Cerebral Palsy, current research about Cerebral Palsy treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.
Statistics and Cerebral Palsy:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Cerebral Palsy,
prevalence and incidence statistics for Cerebral Palsy,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
1. excerpt from NINDS Cerebral Palsy Information Page: NINDS
Last revision: May 26, 2003
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