A to Z: Cerebral Palsy, Infantileenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgCerebral palsy (CP) is a brain disorder that affects muscle tone and motor skills (the ability to coordinate body movements).cerebral palsy, infantile cerebral palsy, CP in infant, CP in baby, infant with cerebral palsy, baby with cerebral palsy, DX code 343.9, diagnosis code 343.9, cerebal, cerebral, palsy, palzy, paulsy, paulzy, serebal, serebral, cerebrul, babies with palsy, babies with cerebral palsy, muscles, atorphy, wheelchairs, definitions, dictionary, infantile, breathing problems, muscle problems, genetics, inherited, genes, birth defects, maternal, CD1Cerebral Palsy05/25/201206/08/202006/08/2020d264359b-8e5f-47d2-868b-a726900d7dd1https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-cp-infantile.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>Also called: CP; Cerebral Palsy; Spastic Paralysis; Infantile Cerebral Palsy</strong></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cerebral-palsy.html/">Cerebral palsy (CP)</a> is a brain disorder that affects muscle tone and motor skills (the ability to coordinate body movements).</p> <p>Infantile cerebral palsy&nbsp;may be caused by:</p> <ul> <li>infections</li> <li>maternal health problems (the health of the mother during pregnancy)</li> <li>genetic mutation (any change in a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/about-genetics.html/">gene</a>, the information in cells passed down from parents)</li> <li>something else that interferes with normal brain development</li> </ul> <p>Problems during labor and delivery also can sometimes cause CP.</p> <h3>Details</h3> <p>Cerebral palsy makes muscle control and coordination difficult. Everything from standing still and breathing to&nbsp;bladder and bowel control can be affected in someone with cerebral palsy.</p> <p>CP also can lead to other health issues, including vision, hearing, and speech problems, and learning disabilities. Kids with severe cerebral palsy&nbsp;also may have seizures, speech and communication problems, and sometimes intellectual disability.</p> <h3>Key Point</h3> <p>Cerebral palsy does not get worse over time. There is no cure for CP, but treatment, therapy, special equipment, and (in some cases) surgery can have a big impact on a child's development and quality of life.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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