Epidemiology of cerebral palsy

Eve Blair, L. Watson

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Abstract

The term cerebral palsy refers to a range of clinical symptoms, with related service requirements, resulting from lesions or abnormalities in the brain arising early in life. It is not a diagnosis; aetiology and pathology are variable. This article discusses the definition and differential classification of cerebral palsy, describes trends in its frequency over time stratified by associated variables, and briefly reviews the most recent findings concerning its aetiology. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-125
JournalSeminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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