About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Last Updated on May 12, 2014
Font : A-A+

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

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

Advertisement

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)

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Himabindu Venkatakrishnan. (2014, May 12). Causes of Cerebral Palsy. Medindia. Retrieved on May 26, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/causes-of-cerebral-palsy.htm.

  • MLA

    Himabindu Venkatakrishnan. "Causes of Cerebral Palsy". Medindia. May 26, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/causes-of-cerebral-palsy.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Himabindu Venkatakrishnan. "Causes of Cerebral Palsy". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/causes-of-cerebral-palsy.htm. (accessed May 26, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Himabindu Venkatakrishnan. 2021. Causes of Cerebral Palsy. Medindia, viewed May 26, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/causes-of-cerebral-palsy.htm.


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

Ananya12

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

drraja

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

Gayathri777

Yes, Cerebral Palsy affects all age groups. But, it mostly affect childhoods.

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    What's New on Medindia
    Monkeypox Outbreak: What it is, How Does it Spread & the Prevention
    Seasonal Allergy Medications
    How to Choose the Best Eczema-Friendly Moisturizer for Children?
    View all
    Advertisement

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Drug Side Effects Calculator Drug - Food Interactions Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Selfie Addiction Calculator Iron Intake Calculator Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Drug Interaction Checker Color Blindness Calculator

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use