Several types of infections during pregnancy could cause cerebral palsy and pose other dangers for the mother and the baby. Chorioamnionitis is one such infection that increases the risk of a baby being born with cerebral palsy. Chorioamnionitis occurs when bacteria surrounding the fetus causes an infection in the mother or baby. Other infections inside…
What is Types of Cerebral Palsy?
There are five main types of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a combination of disorders that can affect a person’s ability to think, see, hear, learn, and move.
The five most common types of cerebral palsy are:
- Spastic cerebral palsy. Most cases of CP are of this form. Typical symptoms include extremely tight muscles that do not stretch, unusual gait (walking), joint contracture, muscle weakness or paralysis, and impairment of only one arm or leg or both legs or both arms and legs.
- Dyskinetic CP. The characteristic symptoms are abnormal postures or movements and impaired muscle tome regulation or movement coordination.
- Ataxic CP. This type of cerebral palsy can affect a person’s coordination and balance, particularly when walking. Activities that require a great deal of control, like writing, might present challenges. Quick movements can be difficult. It can be hard to control the hands or arms when reaching for something with this form of CP.
- Hypotonic CP. This form of CP is rare. The usual symptoms are delays in reaching milestones involving motor activities. Also, the person has reduced muscle tone that can range from mild to severe.
- Mixed CP. When a person has symptoms of more than one form of CP, the medical profession calls it mixed cerebral palsy.
There is no cure for cerebral palsy. A person with CP will face a lifetime of impairment and health issues. A birth injury lawyer can help. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at 1-844-908-0346 to get connected to a birth injury lawyer near you.
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