Kernicterus pp 209-217 | Cite as

Cerebral Palsy and Counseling

  • David W. McCandless
Part of the Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience book series (CCNE)


Cerebral palsy is a disorder/symptom which can result from several underlying causes. Conditions from which cerebral palsy may occur can arise before birth, at birth, or after birth. The usual classification of cerebral palsy is based on symptoms/location of cerebral damage. Cerebral palsy affects muscle coordination and bodily movement. Cerebral palsy can be mild and hardly recognizable or so severe that any semblance of normality is not present. There is no cure once cerebral palsy is acquired, but treatment such as physical therapy may ameliorate some symptoms.


Cerebral Palsy Bilirubin Level Central Nervous System Involvement Brain Damage Exchange Transfusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology & AnatomyRosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Chicago Medical SchoolNorth ChicagoUSA

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