Rethinking Cerebral Palsy Origins
[Source: Harvard Medical School]
Cerebral palsy, or CP, has widely been viewed as the result of perinatal oxygen deprivation or other birth-related factors like prematurity.
“In CP, the first thing that comes to many physicians’ minds is birth injury or asphyxia,” said Siddharth Srivastava, assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, who specializes in neurogenetic disorders. “That idea has become pervasive, in both neurology and orthopedics training and among the general public.”
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