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IS THERE MORE THEN ONE KIND OF CEREBRAL PALSY????????

IS THERE MORE THAN ONE KIND OF CEREBRAL PALSY

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:03 AM on Jul. 19, 2008 in Health

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  • Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive, non-contagious conditions that cause physical disability in human development.Cerebral refers to the affected area of the brain; the cerebrum (however the centers have not been perfectly localized and the disease most likely involves connections between the cortex and other parts of the brain such as the cerebellum), and palsy refers to disorder of movement. CP is caused by damage to the motor control centers of the young developing brain and can occur during pregnancy (about 75 percent), during childbirth (about 5 percent) or after birth (about 15 percent) up to about age three.

    Some cases of CP are worse then others. I use to do a lot of work with individuals and children with CP and some can function well while others are severely disabled.

    Maidenwolf

    Answer by Maidenwolf at 10:12 AM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • So to answer the question there isn't more then one "kind" of CP since the term is used to refer to the condition itself. It isn't like having a dieses. It is a defect and can range from mild to severe. They are some classified differently in relation to how CP effects the person (the sym... Spastic, Ataxic, Athetoid or dyskinetic and Mixed are the four major classifications to describe the different movement impairments.
    Maidenwolf

    Answer by Maidenwolf at 10:18 AM on Jul. 19, 2008

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