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08 Dec 2004

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planning to have another baby. my first has cerebral palpsy anything to be corncened about.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Bianca,

The risks of cerebral palsy in your next baby are entirely dependent upon the cause of the cerebral palsy in your first child. The majority of children with cerebral palsy have brain damage due to a variety of problems at the time of birth, and in the absence of predisposing factors, the recurrence risks are low. Genetic cases of cerebral palsy, which are potentially recurrent, are relatively uncommon.

It would be appropriate to discuss these issues with your family doctor or paediatrician.

Kind Regards,

Maritha Kotze ansd Genecare Consultant Medical Geneticist
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