Assessment and Management of the Child with Cerebral Palsy



Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children [1, 2]. It is associated with multiple comorbidities and has been shown to have a significant effect on the quality of life of individuals across the spectrum of disease severity. The prevalence of CP has been reported to be around 2–2.2/1000 live births in well-resourced countries. Limited data is available from developing countries, but the prevalence of CP has been estimated to be as high as 10/1000 in Africa [3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Developmental Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s HospitalUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

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