Author Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.
Cerebral palsy is a syndrome of various motor impairments manifested
during early childhood.1 The notion that the
condition is usually related to birth-related injury has been dispelled by
sound epidemiological studies.2 Prenatal factors
such as brain malformations and in utero injuries are significant contributors.3 Premature birth and multiple gestation pregnancies
also play significant roles in the development of cerebral palsy.4- 7
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