Congenital Cerebral Palsy

Congenital Cerebral Palsy is caused by abnormal development of the brain or damage to the developing brain that affects a child’s ability to control his or her muscles. There are several possible causes of the abnormal development or damage. People used to think that Congenital Cerebral Palsy was mainly caused by lack of oxygen during the birth process. Now, scientists think that this causes only a small number of CP cases.

Congenital Cerebral Palsy

Congenital Cerebral Palsy related to brain damage that happened before or during birth is called congenital CP. The majority of CP (85%–90%) is congenital. In many cases, the specific cause is not known.

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