Cerebral palsy - Cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy(CP is an...

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Cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy (CP) is an umbrella term used to describe a group of non-progressive, non- contagious motor conditions that cause physical disability. It is defined as a disorder of posture and movement caused by a non-progressive lesion of the developing motor pathways of the brain. Symptoms Cerebral palsy causes a number of disabilities, these include:- Hypotonia – loss of normal muscle tone Spasticity – limb resistant to passive movement Ataxia – shaky uncoordinated movements Athetosis – involuntary movements Although the size and extent of the brain lesion does not progress with time, the manifestations of CP develop as the brain matures. Neonates show a variety of symptoms including:- Poor suckling ability Abnormal muscle tone Abnormal reflexes Convulsions or drowsiness CP may not be suspected for several months until delayed motor developments are noticed, signs of poor motor development include:- Normal head control not present by 3 months
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