Cerebral Palsy Information

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Cerebral Palsy Types

Cerebral Palsy Causes

There are numerous causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy can either be present before birth, can occur during the delivery process, or can even develop up to several years after a child is born. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed when a child is between four months and 2 years old. Occasionally, it does not appear until later in a child's development.

In rare cases, Cerebral Palsy is acquired at an adult age due to an unforeseen accident that affects the brain and control of body movement.

Prenatal Cerebral Palsy Causes

  • Anoxia (typically from the umbilical cord)
  • Infections (most commonly rubella and herpes simplex)
  • Metabolic disorder (diabetes, a heart condition, hyperthyroidism, severe asthma)
  • RH Factor: RH sensitization, abdominal injury, poor prenatal care

Perinatal Cerebral Palsy Causes

  • Anoxia (typically from the umbilical cord)
  • Head trauma (labor/delivery, hemorrhage, forceps application, poor position of the infant, breech delivery)
  • Asphyxia (mechanical respiratory obstruction)
  • Birthing complications Pressure changes (delivered too fast or too slow)
  • Analgesics (the administering of drugs that affects the respiratory system)
  • Respiratory distress
  • Premature birth
  • Dangerously low weight at birth

Developmental Cerebral Palsy Causes

  • Macrocephaly
  • Micocephaly

Acquired Cerebral Palsy Causes

  • Anoxia (carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation, strangulation and near drowning)
  • Neoplasams of the brain (tumors, cysts, and hydrocephalus)
  • Infections (high fevers, meningitis, encephalitis, or brain abscesses)
  • Head traumas (wounds, severe concussions, or fractures)
  • Vascular problems of the brain (thrombosis or hemorrhage)

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