The definition of cerebral palsy

Eve Blair, Christine Cans

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Cerebral palsy (CP) should not be considered as a diagnosis but as a label; it is an umbrella term. The definition is not sufficiently precise to guarantee agreement as to which patients to include under this label, but the additional inclusion criteria required are not yet internationally standardised.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCerebral Palsy
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Approach, Third Edition
EditorsChristos P. Panteliadis
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319678580
ISBN (Print)9783319678573
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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    Blair, E., & Cans, C. (2018). The definition of cerebral palsy. In C. P. Panteliadis (Ed.), Cerebral Palsy: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Third Edition (pp. 13-17). Springer International Publishing AG.