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What is cerebral palsy?

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Cerebral palsy is a type of brain lesion that occurs when a baby is still in the mother's womb. Cerebral palsy does not progress over time. The brain lesions affect the child's ability to move, which can also make communication and related skills difficult. However, many children with cerebral palsy have normal intellectual functioning.

From: Brain Lesions: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/16/2018

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Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary: "Abscess;" "Infarct;" "Lesion;" and "Tumor."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics."

eMedicineHealth: "Multiple Sclerosis (MS) FAQs;" "The Central Nervous System and Multiple Sclerosis--Causes;" "Brain Abscess;" "Alzheimer Disease;" "Arteriovenous Malformations;" "Stroke, Ischemic;" "Cerebral Palsy;" and "Brain Metastasis."

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise. "Adult Brain Tumors Treatment (PDQ®) - Classification)."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

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