Cerebral palsy: medical aspects

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Oct;55(5):1189-207, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2008.07.003.


Cerebral palsy describes a wide spectrum of motor problems caused by a nonprogressive lesion of the developing brain. It is variably associated with a variety of other developmental and medical problems that present challenges to parents and care providers alike. This article provides an overview of etiology and diagnosis, with a system-based discussion of management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Cerebral Palsy / complications
  • Cerebral Palsy / psychology
  • Cerebral Palsy / therapy*
  • Child
  • Child Development
  • Child, Preschool
  • Comprehensive Health Care*
  • Humans
  • Motor Activity