Cerebral palsy risk factors

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aditya Ganti M.B.B.S. [2]

Overview

Common risk factors in the development of cerebral palsy include prematurity, fetal birth asphyxia, multiple gestation, maternal illness, fetal brain malformation, maternal teratogen exposure, low socioeconomic status, nonvertex presentation, postmaturity, and head injury.

Risk Factors

Common risk factors in the development of cerebral palsy include prematurity, fetal birth asphyxia, and multiple births.[1][2]

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References

  1. Koman LA, Smith BP, Shilt JS (2004). "Cerebral palsy". Lancet. 363 (9421): 1619–31. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)16207-7. PMID 15145637.
  2. Fairhurst C (2012). "Cerebral palsy: the whys and hows". Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 97 (4): 122–31. doi:10.1136/edpract-2011-300593. PMID 22868578.

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