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29 Jul 2008

Cerebral palsy
My fiance' s son is 14yrs old. When he was born he was diagnosed with this condition. For the last 10 yrs there has been no sign of it, two weeks ago he had a fit again after all these years. He had one again yesterday. I do not know much about this condition, but is there anything that could have triggered it, is there anything that can be done to relieve it, its more epilepsie fits.
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo A
You did not say if he is on any medication, but in their teens they grow very fast and may sometimes “outgrow” their medication dosage, so this may need to be adjusted. Epilepsy can also be triggered by hormonal changes. Best would be to take him to a neurologist for a follow-up and re-evaluation of his condition.
Dr Bets
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