Question

What are some of the common complications associated with cerebral palsy?

Answer

Some of the common complications associated with cerebral palsy include: motor or movement disorders, mental retardation, seizures, impaired ability to feed, gastroesophogeal reflux disease and other gastrointestinal problems, pulmonary complications (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), visual deficits, hyperactive bladder, hydrocephalus, and hip subluxation or dysplagia.

Riddick-Grisham and Deming. Chapter 16 in Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management, Second Edition. (2011).

OR Neufeld, Eugeno, Monasterio, Livingston, Taylor, Riddick-Grisham, and Taylor. (2004). “Life Care Planning for the Children With Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.” In S. Riddick- Grisham (Ed.) Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.)

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