Genetics considerations in cerebral palsy.

  title={Genetics considerations in cerebral palsy.},
  author={Gerald Bradley Schaefer},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric neurology},
  volume={15 1},
Cerebral palsy refers to a collective of neurologic conditions that share in common disorders of motor function and posture. Traditionally, and still today in many circles, the term is considered almost synonymous with brain injury. Multiple lines of evidence, however, point to the fact that cerebral palsy is rarely caused by problems with perinatal management. In fact, a mounting body of evidence points to strong genetic influences on the occurrence of cerebral palsy. Like most neurogenetic… CONTINUE READING

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