Causes of Cerebral Palsy

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Last Updated on May 12, 2014
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Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy can be identified early when parents or caregivers are aware of the risk factors causing the condition.

Many times, the cause of cerebral palsy in an individual is not identified. However, some of the risk factors can be listed and looked out to identify the early signs of cerebral palsy or even prevent the condition.

  • Any condition hindering the development of brain in the fetus.
  • Infections during pregnancy like rubella, cytomegalovirus and toxoplasmosis.
  • Breech birth.
  • Respiratory problems or oxygen deprivation just after birth.
  • Premature birth or low birth weight.
  • Malformations of the nervous system such as microcephaly, spina bifida or groin hernias.
Cerebral Palsy Spina Bifida

References:

  1. Definition of Cerebral Palsy - (http://cerebralpalsy.org/about-cerebral-palsy/what-is-cerebral-palsy/)
  2. Types of Cerebral Palsy - (http://cerebralpalsy.org/about-cerebral-palsy/types/)
  3. Augmentative and alternative communication - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmentative_and_alternative_communication)

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Apart from medical treatment, what are all the non-medical treatments are used to treat the CP?

Is Cerebral palsy affects all age groups ? can any one help me on this ?

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