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Spontaneous remission of cerebral palsy.
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PMID:  3960279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among 2100 children with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy (CP) twenty carried the diagnosis: Previous CP, now normalized. Seventeen patients could be traced and were reevaluated. Cerebral palsy was diagnosed in these seventeen children (ten boys, seven girls) between the ages of three months and three years (average eleven months). They were found to be normal when reexamined between the ages of one year and five years (average two years two months). Two patients had tetraplegia, three diplegia, nine paraplegia ("paraplegia" were cases of diplegia with minimal affection of the upper limbs - now called "diplegia type I"), and one hemiplegia. One patient had atactic diplegia, and one was athetotic. The records of these seventeen patients were evaluated with respect to aetiology and symptomatology. Upon reexamination seven patients were found to be completely normal. Five patients had no motor symptoms but showed signs of specific neuropsychological difficulties. Two patients were intellectually retarded without motor symptoms. One showed signs of neuropathy, and one had fetal alcohol syndrome. Signs consistent with CP could be demonstrated in one patient only. This study shows that signs of CP may in rare cases disappear altogether.
K Taudorf; F J Hansen; J C Melchior; H Pedersen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropediatrics     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0174-304X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropediatrics     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-01     Completed Date:  1986-05-01     Revised Date:  2008-01-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101187     Medline TA:  Neuropediatrics     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / radiography
Cerebral Palsy / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  radiography
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Remission, Spontaneous
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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