Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe various movement disorders caused by damage to the brain during pregnancy, birth or in infancy. Sufferers may also have cognitive impairment, delayed mental development and problems with movement and co-ordination that can have serious negative consequences for their quality of life and independence. Learn more about the condition, its diagnosis and the different treatment options available.

2 to 2.5

cases per 1,000 live births in industrialized countries

Motor, sensory and intellectual impairment

3 to 18 months

the average age of diagnosis

Sources :

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Cerebral-palsy/Pages/Introduction.aspx Last accessed 18/07/2017
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1179555-overview
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cerebral-palsy/Pages/Diagnosis.aspx Last accessed 18/07/2017
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cerebral-palsy/Pages/Treatment.aspx Last accessed 18/07/2017
 
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2 http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1179555-clinical
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1179555-overview

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Date of preparation January 2018 / ALL-UK-000455