Cerebral Palsy By: Kim Tricome
What Causes it? <ul><ul><li>Injuries or abnormalties of the brain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parts of the brain are injure...
How Does It Occur? <ul><ul><li>As the baby grows in the womb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The disease can be diagnosed withi...
Who Gets Cerebral Palsy? <ul><ul><li>Mostly infants are diagnosed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infants who experience system...
Signs and Symptons <ul><ul><li>Can be servere or mild </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can occur on one or both sides of body </...
How is it Dectected? <ul><ul><li>Blood tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GT scan of the head </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EEG...
Pathophysiology <ul><ul><li>This disease can either be acute or chronic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once you are born with ...
Treatment <ul><ul><li>Go to a primary care doctor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational, physical, or speech therapy </l...
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Cerebral palsy

  1. 1. Cerebral Palsy By: Kim Tricome
  2. 2. What Causes it? <ul><ul><li>Injuries or abnormalties of the brain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parts of the brain are injured due to lower levels of oxygen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Also known as hypoxia </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How Does It Occur? <ul><ul><li>As the baby grows in the womb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The disease can be diagnosed within the first two years of the child's life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditions bleeding in the brain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Head Injury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infections of the mother during pregnancy. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Who Gets Cerebral Palsy? <ul><ul><li>Mostly infants are diagnosed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infants who experience systemic or neurological illness have greater risk of developing the disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the baby experinces seizures within the first 48 hours of life. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Signs and Symptons <ul><ul><li>Can be servere or mild </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can occur on one or both sides of body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly occurs in arms or legs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muscles tighten, do not stretch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joints are tight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing or vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decreased intelligence or learing disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech Problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seizures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irregular breathing </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How is it Dectected? <ul><ul><li>Blood tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GT scan of the head </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EEG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MRI of the head </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision testing </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Pathophysiology <ul><ul><li>This disease can either be acute or chronic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once you are born with cerebral palsy there is no way to get rid of it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can not catch the disease from others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The muscles all throughout your body can be affected by the disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also joints and the brain </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Treatment <ul><ul><li>Go to a primary care doctor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational, physical, or speech therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different medications </li></ul></ul>
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