Cerebral palsy: clinical care and neurological rehabilitation

Publication year: 2011
Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 10, Issue 9, September 2011, Pages 844-852
Mindy Lipson, Aisen , Danielle, Kerkovich , Joelle, Mast , Sara, Mulroy , Tishya AL, Wren , …
Cerebral palsy (CP) is defined as motor impairment that limits activity, and is attributed to non-progressive disturbances during brain development in fetuses or infants. The motor disorders of CP are frequently accompanied by impaired cognition, communication, and sensory perception, behavioural abnormalities, seizure disorders, or a combination of these features. CP is thought to affect three to four individuals per 1000 of the general population. The incidence, prevalence, and most common causes of CP have varied over time because of changes in prenatal and paediatric care. Medical management of children and adults involves care from primary-care physicians with input from specialists…

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