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12 Jan 2021

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What courses cerebral palsy
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Paediatrician

13 Jan

Thank you for your important question. Cerebral palsy usually occurs following an injury to a child’s brain very early on in life. This result of the injury is to cause problems with brain development. Cerebral palsy results in poor control of movements and especially muscle tightness that can affect all parts of the body. These problems can range from mild to severe disability, seizures and sight, speech and hearing problems.
Cerebral palsy can be caused by:
Problems resulting from being born too early which is known as premature birth.
The baby not getting enough oxygen carried by blood or a lack of other nutrients especially glucose carried in the blood stream either during pregnancy, or during birth or shortly after birth.
A serious head injury especially during birth or soon after birth.
A serious infection that can affect the brain, such as meningitis soon after birth or within the first two years of life.
Sometimes cerebral palsy occurs as a result of an inherited genetic condition, but this is rare. 
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