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Cerebral Palsy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Cerebral Palsy
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do not index under MUSCLE SPASTICITY unless especially discussed & then only NIM
Scope Note
A heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. The four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. The motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see MUSCLE SPASTICITY) in all limbs. Spastic diplegia (Little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. Pathologically, this condition may be associated with LEUKOMALACIA, PERIVENTRICULAR. (From Dev Med Child Neurol 1998 Aug;40(8):520-7)
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CP (Cerebral Palsy)
Cerebral Palsy, Athetoid
Cerebral Palsy, Atonic
Cerebral Palsy, Congenital
Cerebral Palsy, Diplegic, Infantile
Cerebral Palsy, Dyskinetic
Cerebral Palsy, Dystonic-Rigid
Cerebral Palsy, Hypotonic
Cerebral Palsy, Mixed
Cerebral Palsy, Monoplegic, Infantile
Cerebral Palsy, Quadriplegic, Infantile
Cerebral Palsy, Rolandic Type
Cerebral Palsy, Spastic
Congenital Cerebral Palsy
Diplegia, Spastic
Diplegic Infantile Cerebral Palsy
Infantile Cerebral Palsy, Diplegic
Infantile Cerebral Palsy, Monoplegic
Infantile Cerebral Palsy, Quadriplegic
Little Disease
Little's Disease
Monoplegic Cerebral Palsy
Monoplegic Infantile Cerebral Palsy
Quadriplegic Infantile Cerebral Palsy
Rolandic Type Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Diplegia
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Cerebral Palsy Preferred
Cerebral Palsy, Dystonic-Rigid Narrower
Cerebral Palsy, Mixed Narrower
Cerebral Palsy, Monoplegic, Infantile Narrower
Cerebral Palsy, Quadriplegic, Infantile Narrower
Cerebral Palsy, Rolandic Type Narrower
Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Narrower
Little Disease Related
Monoplegic Cerebral Palsy Narrower
Cerebral Palsy, Athetoid Narrower
Cerebral Palsy, Atonic Narrower
Cerebral Palsy, Diplegic, Infantile Narrower
Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Narrower
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