CErebral Palsy



About one third of patients of C.P. have seizureswhich may appear early in life or years after the brain damage. The physicalsigns of seizure may be somewhat masked by the abnormal movements of a personwith cerebral palsy. Some CP patients are unable to control muscles of speechand thus cannot speak normal. Cerebral palsy patients are unable to controlmuscles of swallowing and have problems sucking, eating, drinking andcontrolling their saliva. They may drool.







Cerebral palsy defined as a group ofnon-progressive disorders of movement and posture, is the most common cause ofsevere neurodisability in children.


Interruption of oxygen supply to the fetus or brainasphyxia was classically considered to be the main causal factor.