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Cerebral palsy is caused by a lesion that is permanent and non-progressive.

Possible causes of cerebral palsy include:

  • cerebral malformation. Up to 60% of cerebral palsy is due to early prenatal abnormality.
  • trauma - birth, postnatal
  • hypoxia
  • kernicterus
  • hypoglycaemia
  • infection
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • poisoning
  • toxins
  • HIV infection

Last reviewed 01/2018